Lena ‘Irene’ Nelson


Lena “Irene” Nelson, 79, a resident of Dry Fork, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Cortland Acres in Thomas.

She was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Jenningston, a daughter of the late Ivan and Eva Pearl Waybright Eye.

She has one daughter who survives, Angela Sue Nelson Kisner and husband, Richard E. Kisner Jr., of Montrose. Also surviving is one grandson, Jeremy Richard Kisner and wife, Courtney, of Morgantown; two brothers, Ivan June Eye and wife, Maggie, of St. George and Hoy Michael Eye and wife, Pam, of Hendricks; three sisters, Nela Norean Hendrick of Red Creek, Eva Frances Riffle and husband, Charles, of North Madison, Ohio, and Martha Belle Smith and husband, Thomas, of Keyser; brother-in-law, Allen Flanagan of Dry Fork; former husband, Billy Jo Nelson of Dry Fork; and extended family, Roy Nelson of Dry Fork, Burley Jake Nelson and wife, Bonnie, of Dry Fork, Donald “Dude” Nelson of Cortland Acres in Thomas, James “Jim” Nelson and wife, Linda, of Dry Fork, Elvin Kisamore and Nancy of Dry Fork, Doris Evans and Juan Cohen of Taylorsville, North Carolina, JoAnne and Clyde Huffman of Elkins, Mary and Ron Smith of Taylorsville, North Carolina, Barb Nelson of Buckhannon and Stearlind Kimble of Charles Town. Special nieces and nephew that survive, Joe Nelson and son, Kaden, of Dry Fork, Elva Snyder and sons, Daniel and Peyton, of Dry Fork, Kendra Shelton and daughters, Audrina, Evalynn “Evie” and Stella, Leslie and Shane Mook of Dry Fork; and several other nieces and nephews she loved.

Also preceding her in death were four brothers, John Evert Eye, Bob Eye, Dick Eye and Okey Eye and wife, Nancy; three sisters, Juanita and Porte Cosner, Mary Ann Flanagan and Emma Lou Eye; brother-in-law; Robert Kent Hendrick; and extended family members, Roscoe Nelson and Betty Kimble.

Irene was manager of the Oriskany in Canaan Valley for many years. She was a member of the Red Creek Bethel Church of the Brethren in Dry Fork. She loved spending time with family and friends and especially all of her friends at Cortland Acres. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, crocheting, “bingo,” coloring club and jewelry making.

Irene’s wishes for cremation will be honored. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Red Creek Bethel Church of the Brethren with Pastor John Moyers officiating.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lena “Irene” Nelson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.