Shirley A. Enyeart-Nelson, 86, a resident of Hillcrest Home, formerly of Atkinson and past resident of Orion, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the nursing home, in Geneseo. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. Fr. S. Stephen Englebrecht will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, in Atkinson. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Research Association, St. Anthony's Catholic Church or Our Lady of Peace Church in Orion.

Shirley A. Enyeart-Nelson, 86, a resident of Hillcrest Home, formerly of Atkinson and past resident of Orion, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at the nursing home, in Geneseo. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. Fr. S. Stephen Englebrecht will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, in Atkinson. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Atkinson. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Research Association, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or Our Lady of Peace Church in Orion.

Shirley was born July 13, 1932, in Atkinson, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Lievens) Taets. She married Donald Enyeart in November of 1951. They later divorced, and Donald preceded her in death in 2004. Shirley later married Donald Nelson in January 1992. Mr. Nelson preceded Shirley in death in 2011. She worked as an independent jewelry sales associate for Sarah Coventry, Jewels by Parklane and Celebrity Jewelry. Shirley was a long-time member of Our Lady of Peace Church, in Orion, and St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Atkinson. She was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, reading and especially loved watching golf.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, John (Cindy) Enyeart, of Erie; Tom (Vicky) Enyeart, of Atkinson; Jerry (Darcy) Enyeart, of Atkinson; and Larry (Teresea) Enyeart, of Bloomington; and daughters, Vicki (Gary) Carrington, of Atkinson; Conni (Steve) Bristol, of Geneseo; and Kay (Ed) McCoy, of Anchorage, Alaska; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her brothers-in-law, Richard Portrey, of Hillsdale; and Phil St. Jean, of Rhode Island. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth; husband, Donald Nelson; three sisters, Rita Portrey, Barb St. Jean and Judi Tieken; and a brother, David Taets.