Eunice T. Nelson, 1913-2003, Windsor

Eunice T. Nelson, 90, of Windsor, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton.

She was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Albany, a daughter of James E. and Rena Christian Barnes. In 1932, in Bethany, she was married to Ray Newman, who died earlier. On Feb. 14, 1947, in Olathe, Kan., she was married to William Francis Smith, who died March 5, 1975.

Mrs. Nelson was a mother and a homemaker. She worked at Woolworth's in Kansas City for several years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor.

Surviving are four daughters, Aleene Ellis, of Calhoun, Deanna Pendergrass and Debra Pfeiffer, both of Windsor, and Barbara Cox, of Hermitage; two sons, John W. Smith, of California, Mo., and Paul F. Smith, of Windsor; a brother, Forrest Barnes, of Kansas City; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, David E. "Eddie" Newman; two grandchildren, Eddie Ray Newman and Thomas Edward Newman; a great-great-grandson, Ray Alan Marcille; three brothers, Delbert Barnes, Gilbert Barnes and Lloyd Barnes; and a sister, Peggy Barnes Metheny.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor, with Brother Bill Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Community Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.