CURTIS -- Lula Verle Nelson, 93, died Monday (Sept. 18, 2006).
She was born Sept. 27, 1912, at the Barry Ranch north of Maywood, in Lincoln County, to William Edmund and Jessie Jane (Barry) Towne. She attended the Highland School and District 88 School. She worked in a restaurant in Ogallala and kept house for Elsie Schmitz. She helped her mother and father raise the large family of 12 children.
On March 21, 1928, she married Clare Eric Nelson in the North Platte Courthouse. They lived on a farm in Moorefield for many years before retiring to Centennial Park Retirement Village. They joined the Berean Fundamental Church together on May 11, 1952, and were baptized together on May 23, 1952. She taught Sunday School for preschool children for many years. She was also involved in the Faith Circle Group at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clare: sister Rowena Burton; and brothers, Melvin Towne, Floyd Towne and infant brother Leonard.
Survivors include six brothers, William Towne, Lawrence Towne, Virgil and wife, Edna Towne, Leland and wife, Lois Towne, all of Curtis, Harold and wife, June Towne of Louisiana, Mo., and Max and wife, Jean Towne of Elkhorn, Iowa; and one sister: Georgianna and husband, Willis Ervin of Colorado.
Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Berean Bible Church in Curtis, with the Rev. Donald Crisp officiating. Burial is in the Moorefield Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Memorials may be given to the Berean Bible Church in Curtis.
Online condolences may be made at www.blasestrauser.com.
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.