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Joey Nelson

January 1, 1939 August 27, 2019
Joey Nelson
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Obituary for Joey Nelson

Joey Nelson, 80, of Waterloo, formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, August 27 at Rosewood Estates.

She was born January 1, 1939 in Iowa City, daughter of John and Phyllis Abernathy Burke.

She married Edward Nelson February 15, 1957 in Ottumwa. He died May 7, 2014.

Joey was employed with Sears for 15 years and retired from ABC Insurance in Hudson.

Survivors include a son, John (Sharon) Nelson of Ottumwa; a daughter, Lori (Tim) Woodson of Oelwein; grandchildren, Holly (Trevor) Roberts of Hudson, Benji (Lindsay) Lorenz of Denver, Burgandi (Kenny) Carr of Albia, Meghan (Tim) Guiter of Des Moines, Sarah (Matty Schultz) Nelson of Worcester, Mass., Peyton Nelson of Ottumwa, Sayer Woodson of Cedar Falls, Spencer Woodson of Oelwein and Whitney (Ryan) Happel of LaCrosse, Wis.; 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Mike Burke of Davenport.

Preceded in death by a son, Richard Nelson and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lorenz.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, Waterloo with inurnment in Hudson Cemetery.

Public visitation will be for an hour before services. A luncheon will follow the graveside service at the Hudson AMVETS.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Joey loved her family and spending time with them. She decorated for every holiday and every year brought forth new decorations. Her favorite holiday was Halloween. She had a black poodle, BJ that was her constant companion.

She would spend her days gardening, doing crafts or preparing for the weekly Taco Tuesday dinner at her home. She would say “You better be there!”


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

12:00 PM 9/7/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 9/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

7

Sep

1:00 PM 9/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hudson Cemetery Final Resting Place

Eldora Road
Hudson, IA 50643

Eldora Road Hudson 50643 IA
United States
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