Born Oct. 7, 1924 in Bellview, Ky., she was the daughter of Elmer and Leona (Sharp) Phipps. A former Newton Falls resident, she had lived in Braceville since 1950.
Mrs. Nelson was a housewife.
She was a member of Braceville Christian Church, Braceville Senior Citizens, Trumbull County Genealogy Society and Ohio Genealogy Society. She enjoyed knitting, reading and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her husband, Chester, whom she married Nov. 20, 1948; son, Richard C. of Newton Falls; daughter, Dolores Ann of Bainbridge; six grandchildren; and sister, Jean Dolores Phipps of Louisville, Ky.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Braceville Cemetery.