Nellie Lois (DuVall) Eaves

July 23, 1935 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 84)


Nellie Lois Eaves, age 84, of Moravia, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at her home.

Nellie was born on July 23, 1935 on the family farm in Moravia, the daughter of Warren and Lois (Graham) DuVall.  A few years after graduating high school, Nellie was united in marriage to Eldred Eaves on December 31, 1959 in Unionville, Missouri. 

Nellie was an avid reader, especially cookbooks.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, and cake decorating.   She was a member of the Christian Science Church.  Most importantly, Nellie loved spending time with her family, especially her great granddaughter, Savannah.

Left to cherish Nellie’s memory are her son, Eddy Simpson of Udell; two grandchildren, Paul (Veronica) Simpson of Moravia and Timothy Simpson of Udell; a great granddaughter, Savannah Rae Simpson; four siblings, Fred (Loretta) DuVall of Moravia, Bill (Diana) DuVall of Newton, Mary (Bill) Benz of Centerville, and Jo (Max) McAninch of Ocala, Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Eldred Eaves; her parents, Warren and Lois DuVall; and two siblings, Virginia McDonough and Ruth Gibbins.

Per Nellie’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.  There are no scheduled services at this time.  Lange Funeral Home of Moravia has been entrusted with caring for the Eaves family.  Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at

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