She was born May 17, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Freda M. Nelson.
Survivors include her twin brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Grace Fitzpatrick of Sikeston, Mo.; a niece, Cindy Fitzpatrick of Cape Girardeau; a nephew and his family, David and Kathy Fitzpatrick and their children, Dylan and Ryan Fitzpatrick of Cape Girardeau.
She is also survived by a special aunt, Imogene Kelley of Memphis, Tenn., and her extended family and friends at Bertrand Nursing Facility.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Charles A. Nelson, and her grandparents, Beedy Z. and Dora Caler Wyatt.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Cape County Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.