Imogene J. Nelson

Died: Fri., Aug. 13, 2010


Funeral Service

Wed., Aug. 18, 2010


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May 22, 1918 - Aug. 13, 2010


ELKHART -- Imogene Jane Nelson, 92, of Elkhart, died at 11 p.m. Friday (Aug. 13, 2010) in her home.


She was born May 22, 1918 in Granby, Mo., to Charles and Fannie (Nunn)) Baumgartner. On June 18, 1950, she married Leonard E. Nelson in Elkhart. He preceded her in death in 2000.


She is survived by two daughters, Linda L. Nelson of Elkhart and Fran A. Swales of Columbus, Ohio; one niece; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.


Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. A funeral service will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor David Knight of Osceola Grace Bretheren Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.


Imogene spent many years working for Elkhart Community Schools food services. She was a member of Elkhart Investment and Coterie clubs.


Memorials may be given to Southern Care Hospice, 310 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, or to Faith Mission in Elkhart.

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Mary Jane and Jim Eckerberg
   Posted Sun August 15, 2010

Fran and Linda, We were sorry to hear of Imogene's death. It is always hard to let go of loved ones no matter how old they are or what condition they were in. Your mother lived a good life and a good long life. I'm sure you have many fond memories of her. I know I do. We especially enjoyed seeing all of you when we were there ten years ago and then again when you Linda and Imogene met us in a restaurant in Neosho, MO a couple of times. May God be with you and comfort you. Love from, Mary Jane and Jim Eckerberg P.S. Our little 7 yr. old granddaughter we had with us on our trip there 10 years ago is now a 17 yr. old and a very sweet, loving girl.


Ron and Marti Nunn and Brooks Nunn
   Posted Sun August 15, 2010

Linda, Fran and Family and Mary too. So sorry to hear about Imogene. I know that she had a long, good life. However, I also know that no matter how old you are that is still you Mama. We were just thinking about you all last week as we thought we saw Fran and Imogene in a commercial for Good Morning America about caring for elderly parents. It made us think of our trip to Ohio and the last time we were able to visit. What a wonderful memory! My job has transferred us to Oklahoma City. We now live in Edmond, OK. Marti is working at an Orthopedic Surgery Hospital nearby. We would love to see you all again. Dad is still living with us and is doing fair. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers as I know the next few days and weeks will be difficult ones. Wish we could be there to give you all hugs. Remember all of the good memories that our awesome Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has provided and blessed your (our) wonderful family. I will never forget the fun times we have had over the years. And especially, dinner the last day of our last visit and seeing your Mom tearing up as we were preparing to leave as she so intuitviely knew that would be the last time we would all be together here on earth. But in true form, the very last send off was a smile and sweet, wonderful sound of your Mother's laughter as we finally departed. Some sweet day we will all be re-united. May God keep you and may His face shine upon you till then. Love ya all! Your Oklahoma Cousins. Ron and Marti and Brooks too


Sandy Chonody
   Posted Mon August 16, 2010

We will miss Imogene. She was a wonderful family friend and always livened family gatherings with her keen sense of humor. You took such good care of her, Linda. Our deepest sympathy to you, Fran, Ann Marie and family and Phillip and family. Our love and prayers. Sandy & Andy


Evelyn Goade Jim Goade
   Posted Mon August 16, 2010

We have good memories of the times we spent visiting Imogene, Lenoard and girls when they would come to Granby Missouri to visit family and friends and the times we visited them in Elkhart. Our deepest sympathy to Linda, Frannie and Mary. These words of sympathy are sent with a prayer that cherished memories will bring you peace. Love Evelyn and Jim


Marguerite & Bob Hoerr
   Posted Mon August 16, 2010

Dear Linda and Fran, We were so sorry to hear of your mother's death. She was a lovely and gracious lady and I admired her so very much. The admiration I had for your family was huge and I learned to know all of you because of how many years you helped Mary. The visits in our home were so appreciated, too. Would Mary remember me? I'd write to her if I had her address. You two girls have a lovely heritage to follow and I know you're both just as gracious and lovely as your Mother was. I heard of your Dad's death the year we moved to Michigan in order to be closer to our kids. We send our love and our sympathy, and our heartfelt wishes that you will be comforted by many wonderful memories. Much love, Marguerite & Bob Hoerr