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Obituary - Beverly J. Nelson

Beverly Jean (Nielsen) Nelson, age 87, was born to Daniel and Edith (Petersen) Nielsen on Aug. 18, 1932, in Norma, N.D. She passed away at peace on Oct. 16, 2019, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Mo.
Beverly was preceded in death by Ralph Nelson, her husband of 64 years; Ricard Nelson, her youngest son; her parents; and three brothers, John, Daniel, and Howard. She is survived by her son, Ronald Nelson and wife Vickie Lee; and two sisters, Karen Peterson, and Julie Grobe.
Beverly was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in 1958 and died at peace, knowing of the paradise that awaits.
Her parents moved the family to Forest Lake, Minn., and started a gas station and convenience store when she was 16. She married Ralph Norman Nelson on Oct. 29, 1949.
She was a waitress, factory worker, farmer’s wife, and sold real estate. She owned a mini donut food trailer, traveling with a carnival in Minnesota, and did flea marketing in Arizona and New Mexico, all this while putting her family first. Beverly loved to bake cookies and cakes but hated cooking, which was getting harder to do as she was losing her sight.
In 1996 they bought a trailer park in Licking, Mo. In 2005 they moved to Houston, Mo., so Ralph would be closer to the hospital. In later years she and Ralph would play Triominos to keep their minds’ active. After Ralph passed, her sisters in faith would visit often to play cards and study the Bible.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfh.com.
Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, Licking, Mo. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.


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