GRETCHEN LOUISE NELSON

GRETCHEN LOUISE NELSON
Gretchen Louise Nelson, 74 years of age, of Jamestown, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia. She was born on March 30, 1938, in rural Kackley to Myron Charley and Mildred Julia (Bergsma) Kellogg. Gretchen married Roger Nelson on March 2, 1958, at the Jamestown United Methodist Church and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past Saturday on March 2, 2013. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1956. Gretchen was a proud housewife all her life although she worked 18 years at Funk Pharmacy. She enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening. Gretchen was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Eastern Star and was currently serving as president of Concordia TOPS.
Gretchen is survived by her husband, Roger; three sons, Marlan and wife Shari of Jamestown, Dennis and wife Mary of Salina, Dwight and wife Sandi Otipoby of Garnett; daughter, Karen Stoneburgh of Lucas; eight grandchildren, Matthew Nelson and wife Kaley Dunshie, Jennifer Gentry and husband Alex, Travis Stoneburgh, Brandie Stoneburgh, Christopher Nelson, Joshua Nelson, Amanda Nelson, Derrick Nelson; great-grandson, Kyler Nelson; sister, Donna Davis of Haysville; brother, M. Charles Kellogg and wife Carolyn of Leawood; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Roger Eugene Kellogg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013, in the Jamestown United Methodist Church in Jamestown with Pastor Randy Whitley officiating. Interment will follow in the Jamestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013, with family greeting friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the Jamestown United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.

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