Archive for Thursday, November 16, 2006

J. Robert Nelson

November 16, 2006


A celebration of life for J. Robert Nelson, 73, Lawrence, was Wednesday at Worden United Methodist Church, east of Overbrook. Mr. Nelson died Nov. 11, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 27, 1933, near Lyndon, the son of Martin and Lucille Thompson Nelson. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad, owned a farm supply business in Osage City, worked for Essex Wire, Topeka, and retired from Lawrence Technology. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Worden United Methodist Church and the Euclid Lodge No. 101 AF. & A.M. in Lyndon.

He married Nancy Deskins. They divorced. He married Patricia Abraham Wills in 1967. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Mark, Topeka, and Steve, Bostwick, Ga.; three daughters, Kathy Wills Stauffer, Fordland, Mo., Terri Wills Stout, Scranton, and Karen Wills Phelon, Melvern; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the church building fund or prostate cancer research through the Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Center and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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