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Kenneth Willett Nelson

May 13, 1921 May 23, 2018
Kenneth Willett Nelson
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Obituary for Kenneth Willett Nelson

Kenneth Willett Nelson, 97 went into eternal life with his savior Jesus Christ on May 23, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:30am at Eden Chapel Church under the direction of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home. Buster Holzer will officiate the services and burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the funeral home from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

Kenneth was born May 13, 1921 to Jesse and Stella (Willett) Nelson at their home near rural Cushing, OK.

He played football and graduated from Perkins High School where he met his future bride. He married Georgia Graves on Aug 4, 1941. They began their life together in the Perkins community, except for a short period of time lived all their lives here in Perkins.
Kenneth always worked hard to provide for his wife, 3 daughters, and a son. He worked in construction while running a dairy and farming. He served on the Perkins School Board and was active in Eden Chapel Church for many years, where he and his brother Verlin helped build on a much needed addition. In the 1980’s Kenneth served Payne County as Dist. #3 County Commissioner until his retirement.

Kenneth lost his wife to Alzheimer’s June 13, 1987. After that he put his whole heart into growing and maintaining a huge garden every year that he gladly shared with family and friends. He continued this up until last year.

Although Kenneth had not been active in a church for years he was certainly active in his relationship with Jesus Christ. He recently could be heard having conversations with Jesus and “Thank You Jesus” was always on his lips.

Kenneth was the last one left on this side of heaven of both his and Georgia’s side of the family. His Immediate family that preceded him in death besides his parents and wife were brothers, Verlin and LeRoy; son, Kenneth A. Nelson; granddaughter, Mindy Wolfe Waren; great granddaughter, Anna Lynn Taylor; great grandson Colby Wolfe; sons-in-law, Ted Wolfe and Bill Gaff.

Kenneth is survived by daughters, Marilyn Wolfe, Linda Vassar and husband Wayne, and Merry Gaff; grand children, Trica Gordon, Carla Lester, Misty Sweeney, Amy Jenkins, Charlie Wolfe, TJ Wolfe, Bryan Adcock, Emily White, Amy Taylor, Carrie Winfield, Aliesha Rains, and Eric Nelson. He also had numerous great and great great grand children.

We want to give a special thank you to Corene Thompson for her special care she gave our dad over the last two years. It meant so much to all of us.

Memorials may be made to the Glenwood Cemetery Association in care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washington, Stillwater, OK 74075.

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10:00 AM 5/25/2018 10:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 5/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater

5106 North Washington
Stillwater, OK 74075

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater
5106 North Washington Stillwater 74075 OK
United States

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10:30 AM 5/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
Eden Chapel Church

9211 South Fairgrounds Road
Perkins, OK 74059

Eden Chapel Church
9211 South Fairgrounds Road Perkins 74059 OK
United States

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