Glenda G. Nelson (68)

Carmi, Illinois
Birth: January 6, 1951
Death: December 15, 2019

Glenda G. Nelson, 68, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, December 15, 2019, at her home. She was born January 6, 1951, in Gallatin County, Illinois, the daughter of Roy V. Ritcheson and Eva (James) Ritcheson.  On Mar 11, 1967, she was married to Darrell L. Nelson, and he survives.

Glenda attended the Carmi New Beginnings Church of God.  She worked as a caregiver.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, flower gardening, and spending time with her family – especially her grandchildren.  She was an accomplished cook and baker. Her specialty, dumplings, was always a hit at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell Nelson; son Darrell Shane Nelson, both of Carmi; daughters Angela Gail Hayes of Albion, Illinois, Amber Lea (Rodney) Ochs of Crossville, Illinois; brothers Roy (Diane) Ritcheson, Jr. of Carmi, Richard (Nellie) Ritcheson of New Haven, Illinois, Doug Ritcheson of Carmi; grandchildren, Tayler Hayes, Lillian Hayes, Eva Nelson-Ochs, Abbiegail Ochs, Easton Ochs; and her beloved dog, Sugar.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers Ivan James and Fred Ritcheson.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Funeral is at 10 am, Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, with burial in North Maple Ridge Cemetery near Carmi.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, Illinois 62959, and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel - Carmi - Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5-7 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel - Carmi - Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10 am
Burial: North Maple Ridge Cemetery, Carmi, Illinois
Memorials: Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, Illinois 62959

3 thoughts on “Glenda G. Nelson”

  1. I love you ma I miss you so much. I hope you know “ If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart I’ll stay there forever. “ I use to make all kinds of crafts for you now I can’t I miss you love you

    Love Abbie Ochs ( related )

  2. To all the Nelson famlly I am so sorry for your loss. Glenda was my best friend since we were 13 years old. We had a lot of fun times together. I miss her, love her and my friend will be in my heart forever. R.I.P. Glenda 😇

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