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Elva B. (Nickels) Carlson

July 25, 1920 ~ September 20, 2016 (age 96)

   Elva B. Carlson, 96, of Quincy, died at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday (September 20, 2016) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born July 25, 1920 in Richland, Missouri, Elva was the daughter of Quincy and Celia Jackson Nickels.  She married Everett Carlson Sr. on July 24, 1937 in St. Charles, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on March 1, 2001.

   Elva was an active member of Quincy Baptist Church. She loved cooking for her family and being outdoors tending to her gardens.

   In 1962, Everett and Elva became the owner/operators of Carlson Sales and Service in Dow, Illinois. They moved to Quincy in 1975 when they purchased Walter Chatten Company which they ran with their family. In 1985, the company purchased the Great River Ford property and the business became Quincy Tractor.  Elva never retired from the business, still going to work every day.

   Survivors include a son, Roger Carlson of Quincy; a daughter in law, Marlene Carlson of Quincy; five grandchildren, Carrie Edgar (Mark) of Madison, WI, Penny Hutton (Bruce), Lance Carlson (Robin), Peggy Carlson (Stuart Brunier) and Chad Carlson all of Quincy; eight great grandchildren, Ty Carlson, Tracy Hutton, Anna Hutton, Zach Carlson (Courtney), Brianne Carlson, Natalie Carlson, Marcus Ayers and Whitney Watson (Donny); three step great grandchildren, Marec Edgar (Lindsay), Miranda Shanholtzer (James) and Mallory Edgar; seven great great grandchildren; five step great great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Ferree of Vero Beach, FL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Carlson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett Carlson Sr.; a son, Everett "Kit" Carlson Jr.; a daughter in law, Sally Carlson; a great grandson, Anthony Carlson; three brothers, Elvin Nickels, Lloyd Nickels and Aubrey Nickels; and three sisters, Fern McClary, Iris Romine and Vinata McClary.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Basil Bevans.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Thursday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to Quincy Baptist Church.
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