Kelly Ann Nelson

Funeral services for Kelly Ann Nelson, 53, Eudora, will be at 1 pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, with Rev. Bud Elliott officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Kelly died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 28, 1963, in Lawrence, the daughter of Harold L. Godfrey & Marian E. Robson. She graduated from Lawrence High School. She worked in electronics manufacturing most of her working life, most recently as a project planner for SelexES. She enjoyed Chiefs football and KU basketball, reading, and music. Her biggest passion was her family.

She married James Edward Nelson on Sept. 10, 1997, in Lawrence. He survives of the home. Other survivors include three children, Heather Pollard and husband Justin, Eudora, Brandan Helm, Eudora, and James Nelson, Eudora; her father and step mother, Harold and Colletta Godfrey, Winchester; two siblings, Shelly Wise, Eudora, and Scott Godfrey, Topeka; six step siblings, Elizabeth Hall, Eudora, Bonnie Davis, Perry, Eddie, Kenny Hess, Linda Goff, Lawrence, and Ruth Ann Vermillion, Andover; and five grandchildren, Rylie, Chase, Payton, Reese, and Reagan. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian E. Hess, step father John H. Hess, and step brother Johnny.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Shelly Sullivan Davis...

Oh my, so sorry for your loss. I’ll continue praying for comfort for the family. Heather was always a strong woman and loved her family and friends. She will be missed but never forgotten.

From Sherry Sullivan Ward...

Kelly was a fighter. So sorry to you all, it’s hard to loose a friend, mom, wife, grandmother, sister but God had plans for her and we are not to question why. I love you all and prayers to you all.

From Mary Pat Lange...

Jim and James,
So very sorry for your loss of your beautiful wife and mother. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

From Adrian, Kim and Haley Turner...

Kelly and Jim have been neighbors for 20 years. We cared for James sometimes after school when he was young. One fond memory of Kelly was when James mowed for us one summer. Kelly would watch out the back window of her house, and then call him on his cell phone to report that he had missed a spot. He would get so aggravated, but he would make sure his work passed her close inspection. She was such a sweet person and she loved her family very much. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Tina Cox Guzik...

Rest in peace my long time friend. Prayers sent to your family.

From Cindy Nelson...

You will truly be missed MY Friend…Prayers to your family…I’ll see you on the other side…

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