Menard County Review, Friday, April 13, 1979
Former Athens resident dead
ATHENS-Miss Clara Nelson of Springfield died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at Dirksen House at the age of 91 years.
She was born in Athens, the daughter of Adolph and Mahalia Mellinger Nelson. She retired in 1953 from the Sangamo Electric Company. She was a member of the First Christian Church the Sangamo Electric 35-Year Cub, and Triple Link Rebekah Lodge 577. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Fred (Dorothy) Krone of Springfield; one nephew, Donald Vasconcelles of Littleton, Colo.; several great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Bisch Memorial Chapel in Springfield with Rev. Ronald Frazier officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
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