ELKHART — Nestora S. Hernandez, 96, passed away Sunday evening, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Nestora was born Nov. 19, 1917 in Asherton, Texas, to Pedro Salas and Sabas (Melchor).
She married Jose S. Hernandez March 13, 1936. Jose passed away April 7, 1989 in South Bend.
Surviving are her children, Jose (Frances) Hernandez of Topeka, Mary Morris of Milford, Fred Hernandez of Elkhart, David Hernandez and Connie (Crispin) Hermosillo, both of Milford, Teresa Diaz of Goshen and Alice (Rogelio) Navarro of Indianapolis; 41 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren; also her sisters, Estefana Barrera and Dorotea Castilla, both of San Antonio and Santos Cruz of Carrizo Springs, Texas.
Nestora was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Manuel and Frank Hernandez; brothers, Julian and Francisco Villarrea; and a half-sister Teresita Villarreal.
Nestora was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Warsaw. Her loving family meant everything to her and she treasured the times spent with them. Services celebrating Nestora’s life will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 1101 N. 175 East, Warsaw. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Additional services will take place at Castillo Mission Funeral Home, San Antonio, Texas.
Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart, assisted with local arrangements.