Barbara Nelson Obituary

Barbara Jean Nelson
Barbara Jean Nelson
Barbara Jean Nelson

September 22, 1922 - May 24, 2009
Born in Cherokee, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Barbara Nelson, 86, entered her eternal life on May 24, 2009 at Bright Kavanagh House.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Barbara was born in Cherokee, Iowa on September 22, 1922 to Walter and Florence Keller. She graduated from the Iowa School for the deaf in 1942. She had worked for the small arms ammunition Ordnance Plant in Ankeny and for the State of Iowa as a data entry operator for 41 years. Barbara had lived in Des Moines for many years until she moved to Martina Place in Johnston three years ago. She was an avid reader and liked to do crossword puzzles. Barbara was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church for the Deaf, Iowa Association of the Deaf, Fraternal National for the Deaf and the Ladies Aid Society.

Surviving are her nephews, Scott Keller of Texas, Dwight Keller of Waukee; niece, Kaye Bair of Des Moines; many great nieces and nephews and good friend, Dora (Stan) McHugh of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard 'Dick' Nelson in 1980; five brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church for the Deaf, 3909 42nd St., Des Moines or Hospice of Central Iowa.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Charities

Calvary Lutheran Church for the Deaf
3909 East 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA