The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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March 24, 2013

Winetta Jo Nielsen

Southwest City, Mo. — Winetta Jo Nielsen, 83, of Southwest City, Mo. departed this life into Glory on Thursday morning, March 21, 2013, at the Freeman Hospital in Neosho, Mo., after months of declining health.

Jo entered this life on Oct. 29, 1929, in Butler, Okla., the only child born to the union of the late Fen and Jewell (Wallace) Walker. She was raised in Butler, and was a graduate of Clinton High School. On April 2, 1965, in Reno, Nev., she was united in marriage to Walter R. Nielsen and together they have shared the last 47 years. She and Walt moved to McDonald County, Missouri in 1967, from Folsom, Calif. She was employed for several years by O'Brien Foods and Empire Gas as office manager and bookkeeper. Before her health started to fail she owned and operated Compliment and Comfort with Flowers on Main Street in Southwest City for nine years. For many years she assisted Walt in the ministry by teaching Sunday School, serving as church secretary, song leader and fill in pianist. She was currently attending the Cornerstone Church near Southwest City. She also served on various committees, such as the Missouri Community Betterment Committee. Jo will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of her family and numerous friends.

Her parents; and one son, James Jones preceded her in death.

Jo is survived by her husband, Walt Nielsen, of the home; a daughter, Lynn Barnes and husband, Lloyd, of Southwest City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ryan Jones, Karla Crain and husband, John, Stacy Jones and Wayne Barnes and wife, Regina; three great-grandchildren, Marilyn Crain, John Crain, Jr. and Ronan Barnes; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nielsen are 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Cornerstone Church near Southwest City, with Sister Helen Ford officiating. Burial will follow in the Southwest City Cemetery. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Paul Bates, Wayne Holly, Rick Blake, Brent Blake, Dan Frye and Barton Cooper. Wayne Barnes, John Crain and David Wetzel will be serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Southwest City Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website

www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, Mo. 

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