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Clara Maxine Nelms 1930 - 2019

LARNED — Clara Maxine Nelms, 88, passed away June 17, 2019, at Diversicare, Larned. She was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Larned to Eli and Celie Webber Skelton. 

A lifetime area resident she was a bank teller for First National Bank, Larned. She was of the Christian Faith and a member of the First Christian Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and was the past president of Christian Women’s Fellowship, all of Larned.

On July 29, 1955, she married Ray Nelms at Larned, he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1990.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia Sallee, Great Bend; and a brother, Dale Skelton, Grand Junction, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Erma Skelton, Verna Moorehead, Zesper Franz; and four brothers, Russell Skelton, Bob Skelton, Glenn Skelton, and Leo Skelton.

Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Larned Cemetery, Larned, with Pastor Damon Bradley presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at 

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

PO Box 477 

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 19, 2019