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Olive "Peg" (Jackson) Nelson

May 19, 1920 ~ June 20, 2018 (age 98)

Olive “Peg” Nelson died June 20, 2018. Her strength and humor will be missed.  She was born Olive Jackson May 19, 1920 at Grays, Essex, England. Women still wore corsets then and there were gaslights in her home.  

During WWII she served in Britain’s Land Army, married an American soldier, and bore her first child at home during an air raid. Her opinion on war, “Everybody says ‘war, war!’ until the bombs are whizzing down on you.” In Bellefontaine she was a member of the War Bride’s Club. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth Newman Jackson and Ernest Thomas Jackson, siblings Robert, Doug, Eve, Ernest, Edward, and Dell; husband Jack Nelson, and son Paul Nelson. 

She is survived by son Ed (Carol) and daughter Janet Rupert (ex: John); grandchildren, Tony, Karen, Mike, Ben, and Eric; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. 

Visitation will be Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2-4p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery at a later date.   

The arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



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