Born in Gideon on Aug. 9, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Lorine (Tanner) Nelson. On Sept. 15, 1990, in Malden, she was united in marriage to Robert Vaughn Carson, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William and Brandy Shipp of Malden; five sisters, Loretta Elder, Sharon Nunn and Bobbi Jo Duck, all of California, Mo., Brenda Brown of Malden and Jackie Schafermyer of Bernie; and two grandchildren, Chandler Shipp and Alison Shipp, both of Malden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Brown and Billie Jo Verling; and one brother, John Nelson.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 18, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richie Parker officiating. Interment was in Bernie Cemetery. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.