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Pauline A. Nelson

July 9, 1934September 18, 2020
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Pauline (Polly) Adaline Stickney Nelson, age 86, went home to her Lord Jesus on September 18, 2020. Born July 9, 1934, Flint, MI, she lived her last days eager to join her husband, Robert Lionel Nelson, Sr., at the feet of Jesus. Her husband of 50 years, Bob, went home on January 22, 2006. Her favorite scriptures were Proverbs 3:5:-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.” Her favorite books of the Bible were 1st, 2nd and 3rd John. Pauline loved the Lord with her heart and soul as well as all those who touched her life. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert L. Nelson, Sr., infant son, Rodney Lionel Nelson, parents, Leon and Mary Ann (Gill) Stickney, a sister, Viola (Wayne) Finley and a brother, Lesley (Sylvia) Stickney. She attended Messiah College (Academy), Grantham, PA. Pauline was a proud and supportive minister’s wife. She also raised her family and worked for over 25 years as an Avon representative. She is survived by her four children, Julaine Nelson, Christoval, TX, Paula (David) Atchley, Sr., Woodburn, IN, Robert, Jr. (Lori) Nelson, New Haven, IN and Rod (Karen) Nelson, Woodburn, IN, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two nieces and many wonderful friends throughout the United States. Viewing will be at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 IN-37, Harlan, IN 46743 on Thursday, September 24 from 5 to 8pm. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 25 at Harlan Church of Christ, with viewing one hour prior to service. Grandson, Evangelist David Atchley, Jr., will officiate. Burial at Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan, IN. Preferred memorials to Woodburn Christian Children’s Home and Heartland Hospice Care.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 25, 2020

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Bev Martin

September 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many who knew her. I will always remember the times Pauline and I spent together delivering Avon orders around the Fort Wayne area. She was the navigator sitting beside me in the front seat! I did not know my way around Fort Wayne. I soon became quite good at finding my way around Fort Wayne because of all the times I had been with Pauline.
I also remember the time Don and I went to their home on Spring St. for a Bible Study. I brought along dessert (pecan pie), which we were looking forward to having after our study. When I cut the pie, I found out it was extremely runny. We ended up using the pie for a topping on vanilla ice cream! It was enjoyed by all!

Beth Northrop

September 21, 2020

Love and prayers to the family! Pauline was such a sweetheart to us! ❤️

Don Todd

September 21, 2020

Pauline and Bob were some of my dearest friends. They loved unconditionally. I shall miss Pauline very much.

Anne rodriguez

September 21, 2020

Met her at harlen church very loving and friendly gonna miss her...

Doris Mckinley

September 21, 2020

Mrs. Pauline was a very kind and loving person, we were blessed to have known her. She loved her family and was always willing to say a prayer for her friends and family. She touched a lot of people's lives in her years as a minsters wife and as a loving friend to many people. She will be missed by her many friends and family members, she is at peace now with our Lord Jesus.

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