Published in the Iola Register on Dec. 24, 2012.


James “Jim” Nelson, Jamestown, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Jim was born June 7, 1933, in rural Jamestown, Kan., the son of Eddie Nelson and Dorothy Street Nelson. He married Glenda Sue Woodman on Dec. 3, 1966, in Concordia, Kan.
 Survivors include his wife, Glenda Nelson; sons, Martin (Lucila) Nelson, Concordia; Tony Nelson, Concordia; Eric (Justine) Nelson, Cordell, Okla.;  & Glenn (Theresa) Nelson, Jamestown, Kan.; one brother Charles (Pauline) Nelson, Derby, Kan.; 3 sisters, Betty Weigel, Tulsa; Jeannie Wagner, Great Bend; Virginia (Richard) Logan, Kansas City, Kan.; 13 grandchildren & six great-grandchildren.
 He is preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.
 Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m., Wed. Dec. 26, at Jamestown United Methodist Church. Visitation at Nutter Mortuary is Tuesday, Dec. 25, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. with family present 6:30-7:30.  
 Memorials are to the Jim Nelson Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at