Born in Gideon on September 4, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Nelson and Mary Lorine (Tanner) Nelson.
Survivors include one daughter, Joni Duck of California, Mo., two sons, Josh Nelson of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert Duck of Malden, and four sisters, Loretta Elder of DeSoto, Mo., Brenda Brown of Malden, Jackie Schaffermyer of California, Mo., and Sharon Nunn of California, Mo.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, twin, Billie Jo Verling, Carolyn Brown and Linda Carson and one brother, Johnny Nelson.
Visitation was held Tuesday, August 14, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services followed immediately in the funeral home chapel with Mr. Dan Hargrave officiating. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery at Malden. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.