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William Curtis Nelson

Mission Hills, Kansas

Apr 17, 1937 – Aug 7, 2014 (Age 77)


April 17, 1937
August 7, 2014
Mission Hills, Kansas


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Stine & McClure Chapel Obituary

William C. Nelson, 77, of Mission Hills, Kansas, passed away on the evening of August 7, 2014. He was a loving father and husband and will be deeply missed.

Bill’s great passions in life were his family, friends, and involvement in the Kansas City business and civic community. His...

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My Salute to Bill from Brent of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Dear Family of Williams C. Nelson, My Greatest Condolences to all of you, I remembered him well. I was a former Associate of the Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City while Bill and his age of 57 was President and CEO and I was age of 28. I left the Bank on December 1995 before did not know about Bill passed away in 2014 after his final age of 77.

I remembered that we met in the Folly's Theater for our Bank Quarterly Conference while the American Sign Language Interpreter...

I worked for Bill in London 40 years ago when he was Vice President of Mellon Bank. Every year without fail we have exchanged Christmas cards and exchanged photographs of our growing families. I havnt seen Bill since then but looked forward to catching up, if only briefly, once a year. I hadn't heard from him this year and knew in my heart that something was not as it should be. He was a beautiful person and although I havnt seen Bill or Barbara for 40 years I am missing him so much. My...

My sister, Jan Wagner, told me that Bill had passed away. I extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy. I loved seeing you and Bill several years ago at Rolling Rock...and I was quite surprised to run into you two.

Charlotte Wagner Beukema

Barbara - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. From Bill's many friends and admirers at the Truman Library Institute.

Barbara - Dianne and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of Bill send our deepest condolences to you and the boys. He was one of the most outstanding men of our time and will be so missed by so many.

Jim Deckert

Dear Barbara & Family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Bill's passing, in the KC Star.
All of us in the Kansas City region benefited because of Bill's passion and involvement in our community.
We also enjoyed the personal relationship we had with both of you over the years.
Harry & Clara Cleberg

Dear Barbara,

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I have known and worked with Bill for the past twenty years. Bill was a GIANT in advocating for children, especially for high quality early learning for all young children. He taught me how to stay focused and how to continually strive to make a difference. Our community is less well off now that Bill is no longer with us. My God bless and support you during this very difficult time.
With much...

Bill....you will be missed, but know that Kansas City is a much better place thanks to you! Barb, my sympathy to you and your family!


The parishioners of Holy Family Church, Kansas City, Kansas send their heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

"Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen."