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Emily Ann Herin Nelson
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1937
Death: Sep. 26, 2012


Emily Ann Nelson (Herin), the daughter of Henry and Ruth Herin and step-daughter of Etta Herin was born October 27, 1937 at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Emily departed this world on September 26,2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 74.

She was joined in marriage to Doyle D. Nelson on June 11, 1955. To this union of 53 years, three children were born.

Survivors include three children; son Brian and his wife Cheryl of Licking, Missouri, daughter Brenda her husband Greg of Ozark, Missouri, and another son Brad and his wife Karen of Platte City, Missouri. She was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren; Brenda and Greg's sons Noah and Quinn and Brad and Karen's children Daniel, Anthony, Rebecca, Anna and Mikayla. She also gladly acted as a grandmother to three of Brian and Cheryl's nieces Chasteen, Chelsea and Chandra. She is also survived by one step brother and two step sisters; Lloyd Craig of Belleville, Illinois, Ruby Craig and her husband RC of Denver, Colorado and Barbara Robinson of Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband Doyle, her parents Henry and Ruth and step-mother Etta.

Emily attended Shipp School, a small one room school located near the family home, before transferring to the Licking School District where she completed her high school education, graduating with the class of 1955. Emily was employed at numerous businesses in Licking, Peoples Savings Bank, Rawlings, Montgomery Ward's Catalog store, Green's Western Auto, and the Licking School District. During these times she routinely put her "careers" on hold in order to honor what she believed was a much more important commitment as a mother. Later in life she was able to further her own education and earned a degree in Business Administration at the Rolla Technical Institute. After receiving her degree she was employed by Meramac Home Health in Rolla, Missouri until retirement.

She was baptized at a young age and carried that faith throughout her entire life. Emily was an active member of the Licking United Methodist Church. She was involved in numerous ministries of the church including teaching Sunday school, the church choir, the women's guild and assisting with Vacation Bible School. She viewed her faith as much more than merely a Sunday obligation and was giving of her time and talents to her church and the community.

Her love and care for her family was the foundation of her life. This included a respect for education and a love of sports. She was always there to encourage, support and console her children as well as her grandchildren in their academic and sporting interests. Much of her and Doyle's "free time" was spent traveling to and from sports related events involving their children and later in life their grandchildren. Both emphasized to their children a respect for the value of education and the importance of honesty and integrity. Whether on the field/gymnasium or the classroom their expectations were not based on how you did when compared to someone else but rather that you had made the effort necessary to fully achieve your potential.

Emily was always more concerned with the needs of others than her own. She was a devoted wife and daughter and her love and care for those loved ones who passed before her was a testament to her character and integrity. Her love, support and care for her surviving family, children and grandchildren can never be replaced nor will it ever be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Family links: 
  Henry M. Herin (1911 - 2000)
  Ruth Mary Northcott Herin (1906 - 1952)
  Doyle D. Nelson (1934 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Boone Creek Cemetery
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Created by: K. Nelson ❦Ϭ...
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97591040
Emily Ann <i>Herin</i> Nelson
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Emily Ann <i>Herin</i> Nelson
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Emily Ann <i>Herin</i> Nelson
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She lived for those she loved, and those she loved remember.
- K. Nelson ❦❀
 Added: Oct. 19, 2012

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