Gladys Nebel

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gladys Ella Keller Nebel, 86, of Cape Girardeau entered her heavenly home Sunday, June 17, 2012.

She lived in Benton, Mo., 50 years and had resided at Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau 12 years.

She was born Sept. 12, 1925, west of Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter and Ella Keller. She and Calvin Paul Nebel were married Aug. 11, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church. The Lord blessed their marital union with the gift of four children.

Those surviving are Thomas Calvin (Susan) Nebel of Clarksville, Tenn., Christine Frances (Charles) Cott of Ames, Iowa, Robert Walter (Virginia) Nebel of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-stepgrandchild; a brother, Gerald Keller, and a sister, Frances Allison, both of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Johnson; husband Calvin; and a daughter, Mary Ellen Urhahn.

Mrs. Nebel was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chaffee, Mo., and current active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Her work experience included Cape Egg and Feed, Montgomery Ward, Selective Service and Cape Ready Mix. She served as organist at Zion and St. Paul Lutheran churches, as well as other Lutheran churches in the area.

As an active volunteer, Mrs. Nebel participated in community service projects, as well as numerous organizations at Trinity Church and Saxony Village. Her life experiences centered around the love of her savior, love of family and love of music.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Church, with the Rev. Nathan Burgell officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Gordonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson.

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