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Carolyn “Carrie” Nelson


Carolyn “Carrie” Nelson was born June 18, 1936 in San Diego, California and departed this life on February 25, 2024 at Addington Place in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 7 days.

She was the daughter of Clarence Edward Owen and Minnie Zerelda (Foster) Brendel.

Carrie spent her younger years in San Ysidro, California before her family moved to Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Carrie attended school in both Strasburg and Kingsville.

In 1951 Carrie was united in marriage with Loren Springer and for a short time they made their home in Pleasant Hill before moving to the Kansas City area. Carrie worked for Sears for several years before moving to Greenwood, Missouri where she worked for McKee Quarry, then finished out her working career at Mr. Longarm.

Carrie was a dedicated and faithful member of Fellowship Church in Greenwood, Missouri where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years, and worked tirelessly in mission work, especially Operation Christmas Child. Carrie also volunteered in soup kitchens helping to feed those who were homeless and less fortunate in the Kansas City area.

Carrie was an excellent cook and loved baking pies and giving them as gifts to family and friends. In addition to her pie baking, she was famous for her excellent “carrot cake”.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Edward Owen and her mother, Minnie Zerelda Brendel.

She is survived by her brother, Michael Brendel of Illinois; her sister, Nancy Hodges of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Graveside Service and Interment for Carrie Nelson will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Pastor Chris Williams officiating.

Contributions “In Memory of Carolyn “Carrie” Nelson” are suggested to Operation Christmas Child. Checks should be made payable to Fellowship Church with “OCC in Memory of Carrie Nelson” on the memo line. Contributions may be mailed to Fellowship Church, 1601 W. Main St., Greenwood, Missouri 64034.

1 Comment

  • Melodie Wendleton Posted February 29, 2024 1:58 pm

    Carrie was a wonderful lady and such a sweet and loyal friend. I worked with her at Mr. Longarm and we have all missed her since she retired. I was so sad to hear of her passing, but I realize now that she is home and I am happy for her. God bless her and her entire family at this difficult time.

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