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Grace Nelson

Grace M. Nelson, 94, LaGrange, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    She was born May 25, 1919, in Middlebury Township, Elkhart County, Ind., to Elmer F. and Lydia Ann (Hooley) Murray.

    Living most of her life in LaGrange County, she was the receptionist for many years at A.B. Nelson Dentistry in LaGrange.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of LaGrange and Mu Chapter of Tri-Kappa.

    She was married November 28, 1940, in New York, to Dr. A.B. “Burl” Nelson, DDS. He preceded her in death on February 7, 2014.

    Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Thomas Helmkamp, LaGrange; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Craig and Linda Nelson, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Roger and Leslie Nelson, Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Blanche Hartzler, Goshen, Doris Klinglesmith, Goshen, and Shirley and Floyd Miller, Corfu, N.Y.; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Reverend John and Marilyn Murray, Heston, Kan., and Paul Murray, Alexander, N.Y.

    She was preceded in death by four sisters, Joella Troyer, Gladys Peebles, Ruth Mawhinney, and Orpha Miller and four brothers, Gerald, Elmer Jr., Franklin, and Joseph Murray.

    Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of LaGrange with Reverend Chris Danielson officiating.

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church of LaGrange.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.