Evelyn Due NelsonAugust 8th, 2020
Evelyn Sue Nelson, 74, of Fulton, stepped into the presence of Jesus on Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was born on August 2, 1946, in Lebanon, Missouri to the late Johnnie L. Reid and the late Sylvia M. (Thomas) Reid. On April 26, 1964, Evelyn was united in marriage to Leonard "Gene" Nelson who preceded her in death on July 9, 2011. Evelyn retired from MSD where she worked in the dietary department. She enjoyed attending church, singing, watching the Hallmark Channel, reading books, and daily talks with her sisters. Family time, especially with her grandchildren, brought her much happiness. Evelyn found great peace and satisfaction through her relationship with God and praying for and encouraging everyone. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by four sons, Ronnie Nelson (Christine) of Lee's Summit, Randy Nelson (Tracy) of Lebanon, Russell Nelson (Bonnie) of Fulton, and Richard Nelson, (Janet) of Fulton; daughter, Bonnie Sanders (Mark) of Holts Summit; brother, Edward Reid of Stoutland; sisters, Helen Cornelison, Doris Piercy, Ina Piercy, Della Piercy (Bill), Joyce Owens (Eddie), and Karen Simmons (Joe), all of Lebanon; 18 grandchildren that she adored more than anything, Nichole (Zeke), Courtney (Jesse), Megan (Glenn), Sarah (Brad), Leo Craig, Emily (Austin), Natalie, Ruby, Aaron (Bethani), Nathan, Nichelle, Laura, Taylor, Faith, Ethan, Gracie, Andy and Landon; nine great-grandchildren, Hallie, Hayden, Henlee, Ryder, Reese, Treyvion, Asher, Emma, and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Maupin Funeral Home with Pastor John Long officiating. Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Gideon's, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.