Beverly Nelson


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Posted Online: March 27, 2013, 6:56 pm
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Graveside services for Florence "Beverly" Nelson, 82, of Viola, are Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Viola Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, prior to services from 1 to 3 p.m. at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor.
Beverly died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Genesis Senior Living, Aledo.
Beverly was born on June 17, 1930, in Reynolds, to Gerald and Chlora Plunkett Spivey. She married Charles "Dean" Nelson on Oct. 25, 1951, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2012.
Beverly was a cook for many years with both the Mercer County Hospital and Nursing Home. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, New Windsor, where she was very active, including teaching Sunday school. She was also a member of the Viola Eastern Star. Beverly also enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Beverly is survived by her three children and their spouses, Deborah Inez Nelson, Virginia Beach, Va., Diane and Doyle Kellett and Steven Dean and Diane Nelson, all of Aledo; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Virgil "Bill" Spivey, Cambridge; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Laverne Peterson, Rio, and Dolly and Laverne Anderson, New Windsor. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and nine brothers and sisters, Rachel Vanhall, Margaret Peterson, Lorraine Dunlap, Trudy Dunlap, Virginia Fontenoy and Thomas, Jerry, Stewart and Richard Spivey.
Condolences may be left at speerfuneralhome.com.












 



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