Shirley A. Nelson

STREATOR – Shirley A. Nelson, 80, of Streator passed away Friday, July 1, at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Funeral services were July 6 at the Elias Funeral Home, Streator. Burial followed in McDowell Cemetery, rural Dwight. Shirley was born March 21, 1936 in Dwight, daughter of Jess and Emma Hoffman Carpenter. She married Charles S. Nelson September 9, 1956 in the United Methodist Church, Dwight. He passed away in 2013. Surviving are her children: Diann (Andy) Simko, Mark (Susan Hurst) Nelson, and Julie (David) Heninger; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dale Carpenter; and sister, Lorraine Fieldman. Shirley attended Dwight area schools and graduated from a Chicago business school.