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Mary Ann Nelson
  • November 26, 1928
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  • December 11, 2020

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Mary Ann Nelson, 92 of Altamonte Springs, FL died on Dec 11, 2020. Born Nov. 26, 1928 in Sheridan, PA, she was the daughter of Max and Helen Hebert.

She was a graduate of Pymatuning Joint High School in 1946, also graduated Edinboro State College in 1949 with a BS degree and Columbia University with a Master’s degree.

Mary Ann loved to teach and enjoyed 37 years of teaching grades K thru 8 in the Linesville and Conneaut School Districts and another 16 years in Volusia County Florida.

While teaching in Linesville, she was a Tri-Hi-Y advisor and took tickets for the High School sporting events.

After she retired from teaching, she still enjoyed sporting events and was an usher for the Orlando Magic games.

She belonged to and held offices in PSEA, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Golden Rule Rebekahs #192.

She was a member of the Lake Lutheran Chapel, Conneaut Lake, PA

She married Thomas Miles Nelson, Jr. from Oil City, Pa in June 1951. Survivors include a daughter, Christina Kersey of Winter Springs, FL and husband Gary; a son, J. Eric Nelson of Altamonte Springs, FL and wife Sherry; a grandson, Andrew Kersey of Oakland, CA and wife Andrea. Also survived by her brother Clifford Hebert, Sr. of Conneaut Lake, Pa and wife Beverly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, foster brother, Elmer E. Blakeslee and her husband.

A service and interment will be held in the summer at Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Meadville, PA.

The family suggests donations be made to Eric Nelson 1332 Hampshire Place Circle, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 to be given to her wonderful caregivers at Bridgeport Assisted Living.


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  1. Julie (Miller) Piercy says:
    02 Jan 2021
    Mrs. Nelson was the sweetest of Kindergarten teachers for this child who often felt overwhelmed. I clearly remember singing songs like, "Suzy Snowflake," "Lady, Lady, Buy a Broom for Your Baby," and "Michael Finnegan" as she played the green piano in our classroom. She also told us the story of "Frozen Charlotte". I'm 50 years old, so the impact from 45 years ago still remains. I still have and use a Campbell's Soup Kid cup we sent for with soup labels in Kindergarten. I ran into Mrs. Nelson probably 10 years ago in Meadville, and she even recognized me. May the Lord bless and comfort your family as you grieve the loss of Mrs. Nelson. She was truly a special lady.

  2. Charles New says:
    31 Dec 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss! I still can't believe my mother is gone so i know how you feel. May God bless you all!

  3. Cindy Snow says:
    31 Dec 2020
    I was in the tri hi y when she was running it. Sweetest lady, prayers to her family.

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