Susan Nelson 1947-2017
Susan E. Snowden Nelson, 70, Mayetta, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Holton Community Hospital.
She was born March 2, 1947, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Harry and Helen Boone Snowden. They moved to Topeka when she was seven and she graduated from Highland Park High School in 1965.
Mrs. Nelson had worked for the Royal Valley School District as a bus driver until her health forced her to retire.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta, the Altar Society at the church and the church choir.
She married Merlin Nelson on April 19, 1985, in Topeka. He survives.
Other survivors include a son, Harold Richey, Topeka; a daughter, Tammy Graves and husband Anthony, Topeka; and five grandchildren, Daniel, Jordan, David, Marissa and Freya. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Courtney Harrop; a brother; and two sisters.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mayetta Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson will lie in state Thursday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt, where a rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by visitation until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440.