Fern L. Nelms 80, died Saturday, October 24, 2015 at her Hesston residence. She was born August 25, 1935 in Moundridge, Kansas to Peter C. and Elma E. Stucky Schroeder. On December 24, 1953 she married Carl Nelms and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2005. Fern was a resident of the Schowalter Villa Independent Living Campus. She looked forward to spending time with her loving family and friends.
She is survived by her sister Wilma E. Siebuhr of Newton, Kansas; brothers Everett and Vicky Schroeder of Walton, Kansas and Vern and Jan Schroeder of North Newton, Kansas. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Fern is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother’s Jerry, Eugene, Ellis and Myron Schroeder and sister Mary L. McCreary.
Graveside committal service will be 12 noon Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Hesston City Cemetery with Chaplain Nadine Friesen presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Schowalter Villa in care of Petersen Funeral Home.