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Natalie J. (McElfresh) Fanell

October 22, 1978 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 45) 45 Years Old

Natalie Fanell Obituary

Natalie J. McElfresh Fanell age 45, of Pataskala, OH passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023 in Guernsey County, OH under the care of Shrivers Hospice. She was born October 22, 1978 in Marietta, OH a daughter of Tom and Joyce Ogle McElfresh.


She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed being outdoors, spending time with family, and beekeeping. She was a 1996 graduate of Caldwell High School and went on to graduate Nursing School in 2021 and was diagnosed with bladder cancer the same week. She began chemo, followed by surgery. Natalie worked as an RN caring for others at The Ohio State University on the med-surge floor as well as endoscopy. In addition to her role as a nurse, she also worked for a while as a clinical instructor where she contributed to the training of the next generation of caregivers.


She was preceded in death by her son Dominic Thomas Fanell.


In addition to her parents, those left to celebrate her life are her husband Joseph Fanell, whom she married December 14, 2002; her children Jamison (15), Jocelyn (15), and Justin (10); sister Neva King; brother Clinton (Alexandria) McElfresh. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.


The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A Memorial Service will conclude visitation Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Natalie’s Honor to the March of Dimes, Shriners Hospital, Shrivers Hospice Foundation, Keith Community Church in Caldwell, OH or a charity of your choice.


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Memorial Visitation
December 21, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Memorial Service
December 21, 2023

4:00 PM
Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Video is available for this event


Keith Community Church
C/O Sue Langley , 38852 Braden Road, Dexter City OH 45727

Shriners Hospital for Children
2900 N. Rocky Point, Tampa FL 33607

Shrivers Hospice
P.O. Box 8, Zanesville OH 43702

March of Dimes
1550 Crystal Dr, Suite 1300, Arlington VA 22202
Tel: 1-888-663-4637


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