Brenda M. Nelson
Beverly Walton Nelson
Beverly "Bev" Walton Nelson passed from this life into the next on Oct. 7, 2011.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Irene Walton, her sisters, Joan Thomas and Sandra Bratton.
Born on Jan. 13, 1940 in Wellington, Beverly is survived by her husband, Herbert Nelson and her children, Brenda, Darlwin, and MeShell and her cherished granddaughter, Morgan; her brother, Joseph Walton Jr. and sister, Eleanor Mason and many in-laws, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Beverly's young life was spent there with her loving family where she graduated from Wellington High School and played for the Wellington Girls Tigers Basketball Team. She worked at Lexington Laundry and attended the Ilene
Jefferson Beauty Academy.
Herb Nelson came into her life and they were married on June 27, 1959. In Warrensburg, Missouri she worked at Foster's Dry Cleaning and Whiteman Air Force Base at the Base Exchange. Married to Herb for 52 years, she was a devoted mother, and a great supporter of her children throughout their lives, and especially a staunch fan of many Tiger basketball, football, track, cross country and Pom Pom teams, as she supported the efforts of her children as they grew. Beverly worked as a beautician in her home for over 50 years and still she opened her home to many nieces and nephews, neighborhood children and friends. She was a mother to many who needed help in many ways and who would ask for her assistance, never expecting any return but love. Bev's favorite pastimes were playing community volleyball and softball with her favorite team the Soul Sisters. Beverly was a cherished school bus driver, winning Bus Driver of the Year for the Warrensburg Public Schools (Ryder Bus Company) and then Apple Bus company until just last year, May 2011. Beverly liked to collect frogs, and people have filled her house with them to her great joy.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home.
A celebration of Beverly's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Warrensburg.
Burial will be at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.