Nelda Edsall

Plainview | Wednesday, October 27 2021

Nelda Edsall, 97, of Plainview, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Heritage Health in Carlinville.

She was born on February 6, 1924, in Plainview the daughter of the late John Harry and Ethel (Bullman) Simmermaker.

Nelda married Richard Edsall on August 15, 1942, in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on October 13, 2001.

She was a graduate of Shipman High School, later working for Baker Plastics for several years. Nelda was a member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the Macoupin County Historical Society. She enjoyed square dancing and spending time with her family.

Nelda is survived by three children, Joyce (Leroy) Allen of Shipman, Jackie (Lewis) Watts of Brighton, and Wayne (Vickie) Edsall of Shipman; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and extended family who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ethel; husband, Richard; grandson Donald Simons; brothers Lynn and Weldon Simmermaker.

Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of funeral service at noon on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shipman.

Burial will follow at Shipman Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Macoupin County Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be left online at

Obit Provided By:
Anderson Family Funeral Home

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