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 Russell W. Nilson

Russell W. Nilson

Birth
Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA
Death 24 Jan 1996 (aged 96)
Leawood, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 32 Lot 205 Sp 5
Memorial ID 184664717 · View Source
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CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
JANUARY 24, 1996

RUSSELL W. NILSON

JOPLIN, Mo. -Russell W. Nilson, 96, Leawood, Kan., formerly of 1616 Murphy Lane, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday at a Leawood nursing home after a long illness.
Mr. Nilson was born Feb 27, 1899 at Coffeyville, Kans. He moved from Carthage to Joplin in 1930 and to Leawood in September 1994.
He received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he played football and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He also attended Gem Business College at Gem City, Iowa.
He was a bookkeeper for 42 years for the former Lewis Motor Supply Co. in Joplin. He retired in 1981.
He previously was employed at the former Miner's Bank of Joplin and had been a football coach at Ozark Wesleyan College, Carthage.
He was a member of Joplin Elks Lodge No. 501 and the First Presbyterian church of Joplin, where he was a former trustee.

He married Margaret E. Wolfe on October 4, 1930 in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Marva Newberry, Independence, Mo.; and two grandchildren

Graveside services will be at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. The Rev. Scott Anderson will officiate.
The family will received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary, Joplin.


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  • Created by: NJBrewer
  • Added: 26 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184664717
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell W. Nilson (27 Feb 1899–24 Jan 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184664717, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .