Mildred Geneva Nelson, 96, formerly of Walton, went home to be with the Lord at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport. She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Cass County, to Perry and Nora (Campbell) Knight. She was raised by Dave and Annie McCloskey. On Sept. 28, 1946, she married John A. Nelson in Kokomo. He preceded her in death Oct. 31, 2006.
Geneva was a cook for Thompson Elementary School for over 20 years. She graduated from Young America High School in 1937 and was a member of Walton Christian Church, Ladies Aid Society, and the Walton American Legion Auxiliary. Geneva enjoyed cooking and baking, spending time with her family and helping others.
Surviving family include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Marcia Nelson, Kokomo; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Larry Wissinger, Logansport; two grandchildren, Craig Nelson and Stacy and husband Paul Bowser, Kokomo; one great-grandson, Cameron Rice, also of Kokomo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Murray-Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with the Rev. Bill Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery near Young America. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.