Ruth Nelson

Ruth Maxine Nelson, 90, Owensville, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Frene Valley South of Owensville a Stonebridge Community.

She was born Oct. 17, 1926, to Steve and Clara (Steen) Bacon, in Red Bird.

She was united in marriage to Raymond G. Nelson, Jan. 17, 1947, in Hermann.

Ruth was a top stitcher in shoe manufacturing.

She was preceded in death by parents Steve and Clara; husband, Raymond Nelson; son, Gary “Snag” Nelson; brothers, Raymond and Harold Bacon; and sister, Gertha Bandy.

She is survived by son Roy Nelson and wife Michelle of Cape Fair; grandchildren, Patrick Nelson and wife Mary of Sanford, Neb., Jimmy Nelson and fiancé Heather Cole of Sullivan and Melissa Nelson of Denver, Colo.; and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation will precede the funeral from 8:30 to 11 a.m., (today), Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. 

Burial will be at Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville. Memorials may be given for Family Choice.  

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.