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Iris Nelms - October 02, 2010


Iris Belle Nelms, age 79, of North Platte, formerly of Hayes Center, Neb., passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Linden Court. She was born on Nov. 12, 1930, to George and Minnie (Ward) Pinn.
She graduated from Hayes Center High School. On April 6, 1948 she married Leonard Nelms.
She was the first director of the Senior Center and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Iris enjoyed cooking, crocheting, reading, board and card games, and most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Viola Fowler.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard, of North Platte; daughter Kristy and husband Jerry Vapenik of Wauneta; sons: Casey Nelms and wife Wanda of Sutherland and Jim Nelms of Franklin, Tenn; grandchildren: Mindy and husband Ken Dann, Colt Nelms, Chase Nelms and fiancé Becky, Justin Nelms and fiancé Lisa, Jesi Nelms, Seth Vapenik, Jess Vapenik, Dirk Vapenik and wife Roseanna, Bryn and husband Clay Jordan, and Shelby Brandon; great-grandchildren: Whitney Nelms, Lilian Nelms, and coming soon, Baby Vapenik and Baby Jordan; nieces and nephews: Cheryl and husband John Scott, Greg Fowler and Vicki Jacobs.
A memorial has been established and online condolences may be made at www.carpentermemorial.com.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at the Hayes Center Congregational Church with Pastor Jean Miller officiating.
Inurnment will follow at the Hayes Center Cemetery.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.