Nellie Hemby Olsen

Nellie Hemby Olsen, a longtime resident of Austin, Texas, passed away, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 4:40 P.M., in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 6 days.

Nellie was born in Kenedy, Texas, the daughter of Sam Houston Hemby and Sadie McGee Hemby on May 31, 1926. She attended and graduated Kenedy High School; Class of 1943. After graduating high school, Nellie went to work for the State of Texas as a secretary. Nellie retired in 1988, after 31 years of work.

Nellie is survived by her son, David John Olsen of Austin, Texas; her daughter, Carol Pratt and husband Arthur of North Carolina; her 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2
great-great-grandchildren and her brother, Sam Hemby and wife Pat of Kenedy,Texas. Ms. Olsen is preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Ellen Olsen and her sister, Thelma Hyltin.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, Texas, with, Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations made be made to the American Legion.