Laura M. Nelson, 100, of Alton, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Alton.
She was born July 25, 1914, in Grafton, the daughter of the late George Gilmore and Ida Mae (Gray).
She married the late Earl Holmes Nelson in Alton in 1989.
Laura worked as a cook in different restaurants as well as in the loading department at Olin.
Surviving is a daughter, Dorothy L. Bock of Alton; and a son, Gary Coombes (Kathy) of East Alton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband; two daughters, Marjorie Mahwee and Norma Stricker; and two sons, Joseph Brown and Logan “Paul” Brown.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with Pastor Aaron Love officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials will be given to Brown Street Baptist Church or the Salvation Army.