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  • Nellie's Big Day
  • The 58th Missouri Photo Workshop / MPW.58
  • Nellie DeMint, 70, pours her heart into helping others. Most call her grandma at Westran High School in Huntsville, Missouri where she works as a paraprofessional with special education students.

    Her giving nature has made DeMint a favorite at the school. In 28 years of working she has been elected the homecoming parade grand marshal three times. Nellie says the kids keep her young.

    DeMint's husband of 49 years, Johnnie, 74, has suffered from two strokes and Nellie cares for him as well.

    Nellie DeMint is truly a caretaker of all.

    Nellie DeMint fixes her hair after getting it cut in a salon in Moberly, MO. Having her hair done is a luxury she allows herself once a week, unless she must be at school working the gate during sporting events.
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