Barbara Nelson

October 16, 1926 ‒ December 09, 2005

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Barbara Nelson, age 79, of Forry Street, Newark, Ohio passed away on Friday December 9, 2005 at the Autumn Health Care in Newark. She was born on October 16, 1926 in Canton, Ohio to the late William Herbert and Helen Irene (Drumm) Singleton. Mrs. Nelson was a graduate of Marietta College and also Columbia University where she received her Master degrees in Theatre Arts and also Library Science. She is retired from the New York City Public Library. Mrs. Nelson loved to quilt, was a member of the Hilton Head Island Quilting Society and was also a member of the Tri Delta Sorority.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Jim (Emily) Nelson of Mount Vernon, two grandchildren, Matthew Nelson of Granville, James Nelson IV of Los Angeles, California, two step grandchildren, Robert Graham of Columbus, Erin Robinson of Columbus, three great grandchildren, and her adoptive brother Merrill R. Patterson, Jr.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her adoptive Parents Merrill and Dana Patterson, and a brother Jonathan Nelson.

The family will observe a private service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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