|R. Evelyn Nelson, 95, of Geneseo, IL, formerly of Cambridge and Alpha, IL. died Monday July 2, 2012 at Hammond Henry Long Term Care Facility in Geneseo.
Funeral Services are 10:00 AM Monday July 9, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ophiem, IL. Burial is in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-5 PM Sunday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha, IL. Memorials may be left to the Grace Lutheran Church or the Grace Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born September 18, 1916 in Alpha, IL to Rhuben and Edna Peterson Rehn. She graduated from Oxford Township High School in Alpha in 1933 and married Paul H. Nelson September 6, 1936 in Ophiem. He died in 1998.
Evelyn was a very active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Ophiem and was also a member of the former Oxford Home Bureau in Alpha. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and playing cards.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Ruth (Zack) Colt of Shell Knob, MO, Mary Ann (Mike) Cullen of Moline, IL, 2 sons, James (Carol) Nelson of Naperville, Il, David (Dede) Nelson of Geneseo, IL, 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, and 1 brother preceded her in death.