Obituary of Yvette Nelson

Yvette Nelson, age 89, was born May 13, 1931, to the late Albert P. and Bonnie Dale Wilson and went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 13, 2020, at West Ridge Assisted Living.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Bro. Gene Nelson; and brother, Albert “Sonny” Wilson.

She married Gene Nelson on March 20, 1951, in Arkansas. She worked for the Western Insurance Company and served alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife at Bethel Community Church and then Xenia Baptist Church for 27 years.  She was a loving wife, devoted mother, faithful friend, and godly mentor who made a difference in every life she touched.

Survivors include three children, Richette Shireman and husband, Doug, Walnut, KS, Sandy Haas and husband, Ron, Birmingham, AL, and Rod Nelson and wife, Bev, Fort Scott, KS; 10 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, with one on the way, and sisters, Bonita Holman and Anita Davis

Pastor Thad Endicott will conduct graveside services at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Uniontown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Xenia Baptist Missions Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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