Kathleen M. (Nelson) McElyea, 78, of Geneseo, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Private graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 15, at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. The Rev. David Esche officiated with remarks from her son and daughter and good friend, Pat Fritsch. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo, assisted the family with arrangements.


Kathleen M. (Nelson) McElyea, 78, of Geneseo, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Private graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 15, at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. The Rev. David Esche officiated with remarks from her son and daughter and good friend, Pat Fritsch. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo, assisted the family with arrangements.

She was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Geneseo, the daughter of Albert E. and Gladys I. Nelson. She graduated from Geneseo High School and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo. She had spent the last two years as a resident of Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. She married Bill L. Collins. He is deceased. She married Paul M. McElyea Sr. in 1976.

Survivors include her husband, Paul McElyea Sr. of Geneseo; a son, Randy Collins of Seattle, Wash. and a daughter, Kathie Collins of Los Angeles, Calif.