Karen Ann Nelson

Karen Ann Nelson, 59, of Elkins, passed away at Nella’s Nursing Home in Elkins on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, where she had been a resident since Jan. 7, 2003. She was born in Petersburg, on July 31, 1954, the daughter of the late Arthur Jacob “Jake” and Lillian (Moyers) Hevener. Karen married Wilbur Harold Nelson Jr., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2009.

Karen attended Pendleton County schools and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and she had worked at Hanover Shoe in Franklin for 25 years. She loved photography and sending cards and letters to her friends and family.

Karen is survived by a sister, Katherine “Kitty” Hevener of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs. Nelson’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, with Pastor Roger Elza officiating funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Doe Hill Cemetery, Doe Hill, Va. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church or charity of choice. Memories and words of comfort may be left at