Mary Nell (Cline) Tuttle

September 24, 1931January 5, 2021

Mary Nell Cline Tuttle, age 89, passed away on January 5, 2021 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Mary Nell was born in Catawba County on September 24, 1931, the daughter of the late Alvin “Bill” Tate Cline and Eva Naomi Sipe Cline.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, David Walter Tuttle; son, Mike Tuttle; and sister, Dot Cline Schell.

Mary Nell was a member of Trinity Reformed U.C.C. in Conover.

Those left to cherish her memory is daughter-in-law, Joan Tuttle; nephew, Stanley Schell, Sr.; special great-nephew, Stanley Schell, Jr.; as well as nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Drum Funeral Home Chapel in Conover with Pastor Peggy Stout of Trinity Reformed U.C.C. officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Tuttle family at

The Tuttle family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, January 11, 2021


Mary Nell (Cline) Tuttle

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Cindy Baker

January 8, 2021

Loved working with Mary at EECU in Fort Worth. She loved to T A L K and sing! What a joyous spirit. May she Rest In Peace, ❤️

Holly Capers

January 8, 2021

I worked with Mary years ago at EECU. I was part of her Christmas Carolers group and sang one of the songs she wrote back then for her. She was always so funny and so caring. I will always have great memories of her.

Jonathan Anderson

January 8, 2021

I did some minor work around Ms. Tuttle's home a few years back. She was always sweet to me and had some interesting stories to tell. Be at Peace.