The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 19, 2012

Wanda Nelson


Wanda M. Nelson, age 91, of Lamar, Mo., died at her home Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, after a long illness.

Mrs. Nelson was born July 7, 1921, in Allen County, Kan., to George Washington and Artie Jean (Tinsley) Alumbaugh. She was retired from working with her husband and sons as office manager in the family owned Nelson Brothers Quarry, located east of Jasper, Mo.

On Feb. 25, 1939, she married Carl Andrew Nelson, at Iola, Kan. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jasper.

Wanda leaves behind five sons, Jerry R. Nelson, Lamar, Robert W. Nelson, Joplin, John B. Nelson, Quapaw, Okla., Paul M. Nelson, Jasper, and James L. Nelson, Baxter Springs, Kan.; two daughters, Carol A. Harman, Ocola, Fla., and Mary Nelson Cook, Lamar; daughter-in-law, Virginia Nelson, Richmond, Kan.; a sister, Opal Doubleday, Taos, N.M.; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Nelson; and one son, Randy K. Nelson.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Daniel Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lake Cemetery.  Grandsons and great-grandsons will be pallbearers. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church of Jasper in care of the funeral home.

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