Visitation in Lincoln will be from 5 until 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Jefferson
Street Christian Church.
Mrs. Nelson's funeral
service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel
Baptist Church in Galesburg. Visitation in Galesburg
will be at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until
the service time.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg.
Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of
Vivian Marie Nelson was born on Dec. 22, 1915, in
Oneida to Charles and Clare
Peterson Sloan. She married Mark C. Cooper on June
10, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 26,
1978. She later married the Rev. Edwin Nelson, and he
preceded her in death on April 30, 2003.
Mrs. Nelson is survived by one daughter, Patricia
(and Raymond) Nobbe of Lincoln; a stepson, Myron
(and Pauline) Nelson of Seminole, Ala.; her
grandchildren, Pamela (and Steve) Schreiner,
Bobbi (and Mark) Graue, Dr. R. Todd (and Chris) Nobbe,
Natalie (and Mark) Mussselman, Larry (and Nadine) Elander;
four stepgrandchildren; one nephew, Ron (and Kathy)
Cooper; and 11 great-grandchildren, Matthew,
Katrina, Garrett Schreiner, Derek and Patrick Graue,
Emma and Kathryn Nobbe, Christa and Emily Musselman,
J.T. and C.J. Elander .
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joan Elander; one sister, Betty Bacon; one brother,
Dewitt Sloan; and a half brother, Glen Sloan.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in
Galesburg for over 80 years. She was very devoted to her church, where she was a
deaconess, GMG leader, Sunday school teacher, camp counselor, and member of the
Shining Light circle and Hilltoppers. She attended Jefferson Street
Christian Church while living in Lincoln.
She was an excellent cook and seamstress. Her home
was always open to friends and family. As a hobby,
she decorated and designed scenes in various kinds
Memorials may be made to the chaplain's department
at The Christian Village Nursing Home or to Jefferson Street Christian Church.
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