Nellie Colleen Elam, nee Simpson, 91, of Belleville, Ill., born October 5, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, August 1, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mrs. Elam was a homemaker who enjoyed being with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude B. and Ruby E., nee Bowman, Simpson; a son, Bradley Elam; and a sister, Wanda Hemphill.
Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Alfred J. Elam, whom she married on June 6, 1946; two sons, Gregory Elam (Pamela Irwin) of Swansea, Ill., and David (Loretta) Elam of California; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great- grandchild; three sisters, Verla (Charles) Sullivan of Affton, Mo., Dolores (Lewis) Shank of Florissant, Mo., and Thelma (Robert) Dehn of High Ridge, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the
. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at: www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Rev. Robert Dyer officiating. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 3, 2016