Mabel V. Nelson 1917 - 2009 Killeen, Texas
Graveside services for Mabel V. Nelson, 91, of Killeen, Texas, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mrs. Nelson, a former longtime Lawrence resident, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in Killeen.
She was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Lawrence, the daughter of Joel A. and Stella F. DeWitt Robinson. She was a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School and later attended business college in Lawrence.
She worked for many years for Farmland Industries and later for Kansas University. She retired in 1979.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 852 Ladies Auxiliary in Lawrence, the Karen Temple Ladies in Waco, Texas, and the Disabled American Veterans Jayhawk Chapter 22 Auxiliary and Adah Chapter 7, Order of Eastern Star.
She married Harley A. Davenport, who preceded her in death. She later married William Truman Nelson, who preceded her in death in June 1986.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard A. Davenport, in July 2009.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Arthur Davenport of Prattville, Ala., and Michael Arnold Davenport of Overland Park; two stepsons, William D. Nelson of Lake Whitney, Texas, and Robert D. Nelson of Arlington, Texas; her longtime companion, Rolland Johnson, of Killeen, Texas; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Disabled American Veterans, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Nelson