Louise P. Nelson, 83, of 621 Tionesta Ave., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a lengthy illness.
Born June 18, 1929, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Austin Porter. On Dec. 31, 1947, in Kane, she married Leonard K. Nelson Sr., who survives.
Mrs. Nelson, a graduate of Kane High School class of 1947, retired in 1987 after 35 years at Stackpole Carbon Co. in Kane and St. Marys. Prior to that, she had been employed at Gillotti's Grocery and the Kane Shirt Factory.
She was a lifelong member of the First Church of God and a member and past president of AARP Chapter 294. She also was a treasurer at the Kane Senior Center and had served on the Kane High School Emeritus Committee for over 30 years.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Vickie L. Erickson of Pittsburgh and Nancy K. Petridge of Hampton, Va.; three sons, Leonard "Otis" (Debbra) Nelson Jr. of Kane, William (Nancy) Nelson Sr. of Meadville and Randy (Deborah) Nelson Sr. of Martinsburg, W. Va.; three granddaughters, Malaena Nelson of Ludlow, Brittany Nelson of Martinsburg and Kayley Nelson of Martinsburg; six grandsons, Kristin A. (Alison) Erickson of Chicago, Ill., Scott D. Nelson of Hampton Va., William "Bubba" Petridge of Hampton, Va., Leonard J. "OJ' Nelson of Kane, William R. Nelson Jr. of Camp Lejuene, N.C., and Nicholas Nelson of Meadville; a sister, Marjorie Newpher of James City; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by a son, Daniel P. Nelson; a daughter, Barbara A. Nelson; and a grandson, Randy L. Nelson.
Friends and family may attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Church of God, 204 N. Fraley Street, with the Rev. Chad Troup, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 95 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 or the Kane Senior Center, 100 Fraley St., Kane, PA 16735.
The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com .