Virginia Mae (Binkley) Nelson

Born: Mon., Jul. 5, 1937
Died: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

Private family services will be held and burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana

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Virginia Mae Nelson, 83, of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born on July 5, 1937 in Angola, Indiana to Henry and Gertrude (Wurm) Binkley.  

Virginia married Willis Nelson on December 10, 1960.

She retired from the Steuben County Farm Service Agency in December of 1997 after 40 years of service.

Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Gordon Nelson of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Kathy Foster of Angola, Indiana; grandchildren, Brandon (Melissa) Nelson, Ethan (Stephanie) Foster and Dustin Onstott and her two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Mazilynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Willis Nelson on October 17, 2004, her brother, Kenneth Binkley and son-in-law, Mark Foster.

Private family services will be held with burial in Circle Hill Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.

Memorials donations may be made to the Steuben County Cancer Association or to the Steuben County Council on Aging.

Charitable donations may be made in Virginia's memory to the following organizations:

Steuben County Cancer Association
PO Box 28, Angola, IN 46703
Tel: 260-316-5533

Steuben County Council on Aging, Inc.
Angola, IN

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Christine Scott
   Posted Fri November 27, 2020
"Ginno", as we called her from the time I was old enough to remember, always impressed me with her calm demeanor, soft voice and her unique laugh not to mention her '57 Chevy that I still can see in my mind's eye.

She wasn't just a cousin - she was a friend. I tried to stop to see her or have lunch with her each time I returned to northern Indiana. We would catch up on the latest family stuff and share memories and photos from days long past.

To Kathy, Gordy and the rest of the family, I am truly sorry for your loss and I feel keenly, her absence.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Clara Messer
   Posted Sat November 28, 2020
Dear Gordy , so so sorry for your lose . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Dawn Kraus
   Posted Sat November 28, 2020
Virginia was my cousin. Our family used to drive from Hastings MI to Angola for big chicken dinners at Aunt Gert`s house. Virginia was such a lovely person and so beautiful.

Cheri Carpenter
   Posted Sun November 29, 2020
Kathy, Gordy and extended family:

I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing. What wonderful childhood memories we had living on Clyde Avenue where both our parents were still presiding!!! Amazing.
There are so many happy times with gatherings with the Balls, going to the races and even going to your Grandma Binkley's farm. I know your mom is in a better place and is without pain. I am sorry that I do not have either of your addresses to send a sympathy card, but I will definitely see you in the not so distant future. Take care and know that I am thinking of you and yours.


Randy Fry
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Anita and Vernard Hughes
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Gordy, Kathy, family and friends of Virginia Nelson,

We are truly sorry for your loss. It is a loss for all who knew this lovely lady.

We became fond of Virginia the 1st time we met her. Her kind and gentle nature shined out like a beautiful sunny day. As the years passed by it was always a pleasure to visit with her when we would be out in our yards. Sometimes we would try to rake the leaves in her yard (which actually came from our trees) while she was out because she would always say, “You don’t have to do that.” She never wanted to impose on other people.
We will miss our good neighbor and friend.

Charlene McNett Martin
   Posted Mon November 30, 2020
Kathy and Gordy

Prayers for your families. Sorry about the loss of your mother.
We will all miss her very much. She was a good friend!

Joe shields
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your mom. I enjoyed working with her in the office.

Jeff and Martha Crooks
   Posted Tue December 01, 2020
Sorry to hear about the loss of our neighbor. Family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry and Linda Lake
   Posted Wed December 02, 2020
Gordy, Kathy & Families,

Your Mom was the hardest working person and I enjoyed working with her. She worked hard for all the farmers in Steuben County. I will miss our talks which got fewer as the years went by. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families. Love

Jerry and Linda Lake

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