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Nina (Burns) Shell

June 19, 1929 ~ November 22, 2017 (age 88)

Nina Burns Shell, 88, of Hickory died Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, at Catawba Regional Hospice with family at her side. Born June 19th, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edgar L. Burns, Sr. and Edna White Burns and a lifelong resident of Hickory.


Nina was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she volunteered as a member of the Library Committee. She was employed for most of her career as an office manager at Paramount Motor Sales in Hickory. Playing bridge and traveling internationally with her husband, Carl, during their retirement brought her great joy.


She is survived by her husband, Carl Q. Shell, and her son, Phillip D. Shell, of the home; and her daughter, Mrs. (Wade) Carla Canipe, Hickory. She is also survived by her sister, Marie B. Robeson, Durham; three granddaughters: Ashlie D. Canipe, Mrs. (Johnny) Lauren Dozier, and Mrs. (Mike) Page Dabrowski; and three great-grandchildren: Sara Lindsley Shawver, and Ava Leah Marie Shawver, and Ethan Landon Shawver. Her daughter, Mrs. (Chip) Sara S. Underdown, preceded her in death.


A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Friday December 1st, 2017 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the ceremony at the church. 



In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 547 6th St NW, Hickory, NC 28601, and Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658.


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