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Obituaries

June 24, 2014

Jeanne Lenoir Nelson

Jeanne Lenoir Nelson, 88, formerly of McAlester, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waldo Chapel with Chaplain Scott Lowrey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home of Sherman, Texas.

She was born April 4, 1926, in McAlester. She married Kelly D. Nelson on Aug. 31, 1945, shortly after World War II.

She was a retired teacher. After her husband preceded her in death in June 2010, she moved to Collinsville, Texas, to be near her son.

She volunteered at McAlester library for a number of years and served on the Oklahoma State Library Board. She also volunteered at Frink School, teaching children to read. She was also an accomplished seamstress and designed award winning quilts.

Survivors include her sons, John K. Nelson and wife, Nancy Jo, of Smithville, Missouri, and Joe M. Nelson and wife, Jan, of Collinsville, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly D. Nelson, and her daughter, Sandra Shuler.

Memorials may be made to McAlester Public Library, 401 N. Second St., McAlester, OK 74501, or to the American Cancer Society.

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