Patsy Nelson

Obituary of Patsy E Nelson

Patsy Emilea Brown was born Feb 6, 1937 in Mountain View, Arkansas. She passed away at the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri, July 13, 2021, at age 84. Patsy is preceded in death by her parents, William Odus (W.O.) and Dora Louisa Freeze Brown; brothers, John Arlo Brown and Billie Dean Brown; husband Lloyd Clinton Nelson; in-laws, Delbert & Iva Shipp Nelson; brother-in-law, Doyle Nelson; sisters-in-law, Emily Nelson and Rosalie Brown; and grandson-in-law James Boyce. She is survived by her husband, Willard Zane Caviness; children, Cheri Lynne Nelson (Steve Kenyon) and David William Nelson; grandchildren Nicole Nelson Boyce (Chris DeLagarza), Aaron Greathouse (Tessa), David Nelson Jr., Leigh Nelson Kenyon; and great grandchildren, Joselyn & Emberly Greathouse. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Jim & Karen Nelson; nieces and nephews, Patricia Brown Blake, Lisa Brown Halladay (Mike), Debbie Brown Orf (Jim), Gary Brown (Lori), Brian Nelson (Cheryl), Terry Nelson (Vicki), Tina Nelson Creech (Mike), Brenda Nelson (Greg), Bradley Nelson (Karen). In 1943, W.O. Brown moved his family from Mountain View, Arkansas, to the “Hartler Property” east of Shipp School house. Patsy attended Shipp School until they moved closer to Licking where she attended school, graduating in 1955. On January 4, 1958, she married Lloyd Clinton Nelson. They owned a dry cleaner’s in Licking. Later jobs included the Texas County Memorial Hospital and Rawlings Factory, which she retired from to care for Lloyd in their home until his death in August, 2004. In 2012, she married Willard Zane Caviness. Zane was a blessing to her and all of the family, lovingly caring for her until her death. Patsy loved children. She enjoyed her 15 years as a volunteer at Sonshine & Rainbow Day School. She and Zane felt privileged to care for their great-granddaughter Joselyn when she was young. She also loved animals and provided a home & care for many cats & dogs throughout her life. Gracie & Babe of the home miss her greatly. She was baptized at the Licking Church of Christ in her 20’s and remained a faithful member until her death. In lieu of flowers, donations to Boone Creek Cemetery, 9950 Hwy 137, Licking, MO 65542 & Licking Cemetery, PO Box 212, Licking, MO 65542 would be appreciated.
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Friday
16
July

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 16, 2021
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Saturday
17
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Licking Church of Christ
Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
Saturday
17
July

Committal Service

12:00 pm
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Boone Creek Cemetery
Hwy 137
Licking, Missouri, United States
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