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Obituary For

Ivon (Wilson) Nelson

10/13/1921 - 10/05/2013



Ivon (Wilson) Nelson, 91, of Chelsea went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from Wood Manor Nursing Center, Claremore. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at The Sanctuary Christian Worship Center with Reverend Carl Page officiating. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Monday,  October 7, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. also at The Sanctuary. Interment will be in the Chelsea Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home of Bartlesville. Lola Ivon (Wilson) Nelson was born October 13, 1921 in Depew, OK to Samuel P. and Ollie Ethel  (Ellis) Wilson. As a young girl, Ivon moved with her family to Chelsea in 1925. Ivon spent her youth helping on the family farm like everyone during the Depression. Her faith in God and family helped get her through those hard times. On December 24, 1940 in Claremore she married Lewey Nelson, Jr. In 1945 they moved to a small farm just outside of Chelsea on HWY 28 where they called home for 43 years until his death in 1988. Ivon was a homemaker but worked outside the home after her children were raised and on their own. She was employed for many years at the Chelsea LP Gas Co. and the Chelsea Schools Cafeteria until her retirement. Her life story would not be complete without mentioning her journey through life with her Lord and Savior. Ivon gave her life to the Lord at a young age and walked in his footsteps all her life. She was a founding member of Chelsea Free Holiness Church (The Sanctuary Christian Worship Center) where she worked many hours making doughnuts to raise money to build the church. Ivon was the church secretary-treasurer for many years and was faithful in attendance until poor health caused her to be unable to attend. However, she was there in mind, spirit and soul. Her home always had a light on and a welcome mat to any and all as she classified everyone as family. Her smile and hug as you walked in the door always brightened your day. Her cooking and baking can only be described as "HEAVENLY".  Ivon is survived by her sons; Robert Lee Nelson of Chelsea and Johnny Ray Nelson and wife Jackie of Claremore. Foster daughter, Gurlee "Jerri" and husband Frank Bowen of Tulsa. Two daughters-in-law; Zella Nelson and Liz Nicholas of Chelsea. Ivon was blessed with 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and one honorary granddaughter from Finland, Teija Mikkila. One brother-in-law, Richard Nelson and wife Leota, sister-in-law, Mary E. Wilson, all of Chelsea along with numerous nieces, nephews and  many, many friends and loved ones. Ivon was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lewey "Junior" Nelson, son, Kenneth Wayne Nelson and five brothers which she cherished dearly; Orval, Earl, Delmer, Ulis "Dud" and Jessie Wilson. They are all having a joyous reunion at this time just inside the pearly gates, walking down those streets of gold and observing that mansion that has been prepared for them as promised in the Bible. What a GREAT reunion that must be!!!!!!!




"I've Been Waiting" - Robin Nelson Family

"Serenaded By Angels" - Sheila, Raegen, Kyla & Hunter

Pianist - Pam & Abby Nelson


Reverend Carl Page


10/08/2013 02:00 pm
The Sanctuary Christian Worship Center
410 Pine Street
Chelsea OK 74016


10/07/2013 05:00 pm - 10/07/2013 08:00 pm
The Sanctuary Christian Worship Center
410 Pine Street
Chelsea OK 74016


10/08/2013 03:15 pm
Chelsea Cemetery

Chelsea OK 74016


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  • Posted by Marilynn Gibson from Chelsea, Oklahoma
    A true Proverbs 31 woman. I shall miss her dearly, but know that soon and very soon we will be together, forever. She was my Aunt but also she was my friend. Love you bunches....
    10/05/2013 at 10:29pm
  • Posted by Daryl Watkins from Chelsea, Oklahoma
    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family during this time of sorrow.
    10/06/2013 at 10:27pm
  • Posted by Clayton Cooper from Sapulpa, Oklahoma
    Our hearts were saddened to hear of her passing. Sis. Ivon will be missed. I'm so thankful to have known this saint of God. Heaven is sweeter today, because we know she is there.
    10/07/2013 at 04:28am
  • Posted by Johnnie Clanton from Copan, Oklahoma
    Sorry for the loss, we were neighbors back in the good old days. Clanton Family, Johnnie, Ruth, Mary & Jane
    10/07/2013 at 09:56am
  • Posted by Sharon Shelton from Edmond, Oklahoma
    Prayers for the Family. Juanita Watkins death was October 16,2012 just a year ago. They always took care of each other.
    10/07/2013 at 12:19pm
  • Posted by Robert & Treva Jones from Lynn Haven, Florida
    AUNTIE IVON WE MISS YOU SO MUCH But I know you are dancing a shouting around God golden streets and you are not hurting any More just one request tell Dud and (Melvin) we are fine and we miss you all but know you are in a better place
    10/07/2013 at 08:02pm
  • Posted by Jan Hite from Sapulpa, Oklahoma
    Such a lovely lady. May God be with you. My love and prayers are with you.
    10/08/2013 at 06:19am
  • Posted by Randy&Marlena Perry from Sapulpa, Oklahoma
    We will always remember Sis.Nelson.A very pretty lady with a beautiful smile.A Godly example to us all.Heaven gained a fine one.May God be with the family in this time of loss.The Perry's
    10/08/2013 at 08:25am
  • Posted by Tammy wilson from bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Aunt Ivon, where do I even begin. I have only known you a short time and you made me feel like family the very first day Mike took me to your house. I loved listening to your stories of how you grew up and all the beautiful memories that you shared with me. I dont like saying goodbye because that word to me is forever so I will say sweet dreams beautiful angel, till we meet again.
    10/08/2013 at 08:44pm
  • Posted by Kimmy Johnson from Enid, Oklahoma
    Oh how I remember "granny's " smile & how she always gave such good advice to those around her. She was a true hero in her family's lives. I'm so sorry for your loss. She is smiling over you all in heaven. Prayers for all of you during this time.
    10/10/2013 at 04:09pm
  • Posted by Sheila (Nelson) Reed from Sapulpa, Oklahoma
    The Nelson family thanks you all for your kind words, flowers and presence at the funeral. We will all miss her! We pray for all that we can meet her again in Heaven one day. My dad, Johnny wanted everyone to know they are trying to obtain addresses of individuals who sent flowers. IF you have addresses please send to Thank you again for all your kind words, visits while she was ill and attendance at her funeral. Sheila
    10/15/2013 at 12:15pm