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Deanna Jean (Ferguson) Nelson

January 25, 1960 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 60)


Deanna Jean (Ferguson) Nelson, age 60 of Jameson, MO passed away Monday evening, September 28th, 2020 at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, MO.  Deanna was born on January 25, 1960 the daughter Jesse and Margaret (Truitt) Ferguson in Jamesport, MO.  She grew up on the family farm, in Jameson, doing chores right alongside her brothers.  At age 13, she accepted the Lord and was baptized; placing her membership at Old Scotland Church of Christ.  She was a 1978 graduate of Coffey High School, where she graduated salutatorian of her class.  She was active in softball and basketball during her HS career.  On May 23rd, 1980 she was united in marriage to Chris Nelson at Old Scotland Church of Christ in rural Jameson.  She obtained an A.A. degree from Trenton Junior College, where she played basketball on a scholarship.   She then graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, in 1989, with a degree in Education.  Deanna taught at Winston Elementary School for 28 years, teaching 5th, 2nd, and 1st grades.  She was currently the preschool teacher at North Daviess School District in Jameson.  Deanna was a member of Old Scotland Church of Christ.  She was a faithful christian and attended church up to her death.  Faith was very important to her.  She liked to help people and always treated everyone as her equal.  She was active in her community and served on the Washington Township board for several years.  She has been a summer softball coach and a Girl Scout leader.  Recently, she was active in a scrapbook and book club in Trenton.  She was artistic and could make anything out of wood, paper, or cloth.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking from scratch, antiquing, genealogy, attending her grandchildren’s activities, and spending time with her family.  She was also a big supporter of her local library; Daviess Co. Library.  Deanna will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

Deanna was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors: husband, Chris of the home; daughter, Jessica Nelson of Jameson; daughter, Felicia (Jake) Manus of Lee’s Summit; son, Dylan Nelson of Jameson; brother, Bill Ferguson of Nevada and brother, Kevin Ferguson of California, MO; grandchildren: Christian, Logan, Kayden, Evan, Penelope and Paige; 2 nieces and other extended family also survive. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Stith Funeral Home to help with final expenses. Funeral Service: 3 PM, Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, Old Scotland Church of Christ, rural Jameson, MO. Visitation: 6 to 8 PM, the evening prior (10/05), Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Friends may call after 11 AM Monday at the funeral home. Burial: Old Scotland Cemetery, rural Jameson.  Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at 

Church address: Flint Ave. Jameson, MO 64647


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Friends May Call
October 5, 2020

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home - Gallatin
1329 W Grand
Gallatin, MO 64640

October 5, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home - Gallatin
1329 W Grand
Gallatin, MO 64640

Funeral Service
October 6, 2020

3:00 PM
Old Scotland Church of Christ (MO)


Old Scotland Cemetery
Flint Ave
Jameson, MO 64647

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