Nancy J. Elder

December 2, 1939July 28, 2022


Neill Funeral Home

Nancy J. Elder, 82, Harrisburg, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Oak Hill Village, Middletown. Born December 2, 1939 in Altoona; she was the daughter of the late Frank L and Jennie B. (Knox) Bovard; and preceded in death by her son, Matthew Elder. Surviving Is her brother, John Bovard, of Harrisburg; daughter-in-law, Shelly (Swartz) Elder; and 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Olivia Elder, all of Mifflintown. Nancy was a retired secretary for the U.S. Department of Defense, Harrisburg, a former secretary for Thompson Institute and Central Dauphin School District and worked as an aid in their Special Education Department. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 12, 2022 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friday in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Elder family.

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  • John Bovard Brother
  • Shelly (Swartz) Elder Daughter-in-law
  • Andrew Elder Grandson
  • Olivia Elder Granddaughter
  • In addition to her parents; Frank L. and Jennie B. (Knox) Bovard, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Matthew Elder.

Past Services

Friday, August 12, 2022


Friday, August 12, 2022

Graveside Service