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Columbia Missourian

Helen Marie Nelson, May 19, 1924 — June 3, 2012, of Columbia

June 6, 2012 | 2:50 p.m. CDT

Helen Marie Nelson, 88, of Columbia, Missouri entered her heavenly home on June 3, 2012.

Funeral services will be June 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Evangelical Free Church, 600 Silvey Street, Columbia, Missouri. Visitation will be held June 8, 2012 from 6 – 8 PM at the church.

Helen was born on May 19, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, the 3rd daughter of the late Wasyl and Mary Kurch. Her two sisters, Anne and Esther, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Stuart L. Nelson, Jr. and her daughter, Kimberly A. Nelson, along with nieces and cousins.

On December 16, 1943, she was united in marriage to Stuart L. Nelson, Sr. in Cleveland, Ohio.

Helen was a Columbia resident for more than 50 years.

Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, 1008 Hardin Street, Columbia, Missouri 65203. Helen and Stuart were very active in distributing Bibles.

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