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Marcile Nelson

December 25, 1924 — March 12, 2018

Marcile Nelson, 93, of North Platte, formerly of Curtis, Nebraska, died March 12, 2018 in North Platte, NE at Linden Court.

Elma Marcile Perks was born December 25, 1924 on the family farm 3 1/2 miles southwest of  Stockville, NE, daughter of Samuel and Elma Belle (Hinton) Perks. She went to the Rising Sun country school and graduated from Stockville High in 1942.  Marcile married Nels Parker Nelson on July 16, 1944 at the folk's farm near Stockville and they had a daughter Janet Marcile.  They later divorced. Marcile did farm work as her dad was an electrician. She and her parents built a home in Curtis in 1962 and they moved to town.   She was baptized 1953 into the Stockville Congregational Church where she was a member for many years and served as the treasurer.

Marcile worked in the Frontier County Clerk's office from January 1943 to July 1945. She took the census in 1950 under Vance Farrer and in 1954 under Merwin Burton. She started working in the Frontier County Treasurers Office in January 1955 under Faye Harwick.  September 1, 1956 she was appointed Frontier County Treasurer after Mr. Harwick resigned.   She filed 11 times and ran with no opposition.  After 48 years, Marcile retired from the Treasurers Office in 2003; her total years of service to Frontier County being 50 years and 7 months.

She enjoyed working with her hands; doing plastic canvas and embroidery work.  She was active bowling and dancing.  She liked playing Bridge, Pitch, Pinochle and card games. She was the treasurer of the Frontier County Historical Society. She was the Secretary of the Friendship Circle Pitch Club in Stockville.  In January 2015, she moved into Linden Court in North Platte.

Survivors include her daughter, Janet Marcile (Lee) Draper of Ogallala, NE; brother, Marlin (Letha) Perks;  grandson, Rick (Oksana) Goodwin; granddaughter, Robyn Goodwin (Brad Jones); four great-grandsons, Kile (Maridale) Goodwin, Angus (Veronica) Goodwin, Slade McClain, Sage Vance; great-granddaughter, Heather Goodwin and fiancé Wes Bogenreif; great-great-grandson, Memphis Goodwin; great-great- granddaughter, Laura Goodwin.

Marcile was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elma Perks,  sister and brother in-law, Geraldine and Delbert Wilson.

A Special Thanks to Linden Court for their excellent care.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska; Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 402 Center, Curtis, NE on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 am with Pastor Tunde Oladimeji, Pastor Jean Miller officiating.

Interment will follow in the Curtis Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Stockville Congregational Church  or Donor's Choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, March 18, 2018

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel

317 Center Ave, Curtis, NE 69025

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 19, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church

1515 B St, Cozad, NE 69130

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Interment following funeral service

Monday, March 19, 2018

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