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Funeral services will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Mountain).

American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2019
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

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In memory of

Kathy Nelson

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 60

Kathryn Ann "Kathy" Lindsay was born October 2, 1959, in Iola, Kansas the daughter of George and Betty (Basel) Lindsay. Kathy grew up in Kincaid, Kansas where she attended grade school and junior high. She graduated from Colony High School in Colony, Kansas in 1977. During her school years she participated in many 4-H activities and developed a love for water skiing. She was also involved in the drama club and cheerleading.

Kathy attended college at Coffeyville, Kansas, and became a registered lab tech. After college, Kathy returned to Colony where she worked as a lab tech for five years and later Philip Health Services.

She later met a young school teacher from Oakley, Kansas, introduced by Kathy's uncle Chuck. The first time they met, Kathy's cousin was getting married, and the father of the bride was looking for a dance partner for his niece, Kathy. Mike and Kathy danced the night away, and continued to dance as often as possible. They were later married on March 1, 1991 in Oakley, and made their home in Oakley.

In 1994, they moved to the Nelson Ranch northeast of Philip. Kathy acquired a love for hunting and the outdoors, thoroughly enjoying the time she spent with her family. She was always involved with her kids and Mikes rodeoing being their biggest cheerleader and supporter. Kathy loved to dance, and looked forward to New Years Eve and Jeff and Lorita’s annual barn dance.

Kathy was talented in many areas. She was known far and wide for her cooking, especially her cookies. Her kitchen table was a gathering place for friends and family to spend time together, which is what she loved most. One of her most talented areas was her creativity in the kitchen making great tasting cakes. From an early age she had a talent to sit at her sewing machine and could make anything her family needed. She had an eye for seeing how things went together and could fix anything in the house with her tools.

Survivors include her husband Mike of Philip; three children Lindsay Young, Brooke Nelson, and Clint Nelson, all of Philip; two grandchildren Trailin and Tayah Young; her mother Betty Ranes and her husband Jerry of Leroy, Kansas; one brother Dick Lindsay and his wife Kathy of Auburntown, Tennessee; one sister Karen Dalke and her husband Marty of Hillsboro, Kansas; father and mother-in-law Martin and Vera Nelson of Philip; brother-in-laws Dan (Marla) Nelson of Creighton, Jerry (Mary) Nelson, Tim (Denise) Nelson, Jeff (Lorita) Nelson, all of Philip; two sister-in-laws Angie (Levi) Derner of New Underwood and Julie (Jon) Denton of Newcastle, Oklahoma: two aunts Dixie Lindsay of Iola, Kansas, and Eunice Lindsay of Oakley, Kansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her father George Lindsay in 1989; her brother Chuck Lindsay in 1994; her maternal and paternal grandparents; two uncles, Chuck and Emmett Lindsay; and two aunts Elaine and Ramona.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

A memorial has been established.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Tucker McDaniel - Colton McDaniel

Jade Nelson - Clint Nelson
Chance Derner - Travis Nelson
Jace Nelson - Jake Nelson
Tyler Denton

Tanner Dickerson - Tyler Dickerson - David Lindsay

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • Mike and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. May your many memories help keep her close to you. ~ Karen Hanson Rapid City (11/14/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss. Her obituary tells her story beautifully. She will be missed. ~ Linda Becker (Crest Class of 1977) Maize KS (11/7/2019)
  • To all of Kathy's family, our deepest sympathy, prayers for all of you. We will cherish all of the memories and keep you in our thoughts. ~ Julie & Leo Nilges Kincaid, Ks (11/6/2019)
  • Sending prayers for your family. So sorry for your loss. ~ Lyle and Deb Wilcox Red Owl (11/6/2019)
  • So sorry, Mike... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ~ Valentina Fortune Golden Valley (11/4/2019)
  • Thinking of all you folks during this difficult time. Hold onto all the memories. She was quite a lady. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (11/4/2019)
  • your blessed angel is with you always. May your hearts be blessed with her memory eternally ~ Darry-Anne Kenney Slocan Park,British Columbia, Canada (11/4/2019)
  • sorry to here of Kathys passing,, our thoughts and prayers are with you ~ Frank and Mary Wilsey Creighton SD (11/4/2019)
  • Kathy was great in everything she does. She was always on the go. I always liked working with her. She had many great stories about her kids and family. She will be missed by family and friends. ~ Melanie Berdin Olympia, Washington (11/4/2019)
  • Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. Prairie prayers from Plainview for all. ~ Jim and Vonnie O’Dea Howes, SD (11/3/2019)
  • Lindsay and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Love you girl ~ Rhonda Moser Jacksonville Arkansas (11/3/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss. Praying for you. ~ Carol Danahy Medicine Lodge Ks (11/3/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to the whole family. ~ Rhonda Evans Carney Piedmont SD (11/3/2019)
  • My deepest condolences to your family at this hard time. Kathy was always very friendly to me even when she wasn't feeling the best. Truly a classy lady who will be missed by many. ~ Kelly Penticoff Philip, SD (11/3/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss. Kathy was a strong and beautiful person. She will be missed. ~ Lori (Stangle) Kelly Philip (11/3/2019)
  • Nelson Family: I remember Kathy well from the times I would come out to visit Mary and Jerry and family. I thought she really embodied the spirit of rancher life there in west river South Dakota. She raised a great family and was taken too soon from this world. My condolences. ~ Patty Sprenger North Saint Paul, MN (11/3/2019)
  • Mike and family. So so sad when heard Kathy had passed. Kathy was awondertul and kind coworker and lab associate.
    Please cherish the memories. She was a wonderful mother and wife.
    ~ Joan Kirchhevel Rapid City, SD (11/3/2019)
  • Guess I didn't go about this right, but Kathy was a good friend, a good neighbor and a special person. She will be missed by a lot of us. Mike and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you try to move on with your life and deal with this loss. ~ Boyd Waara (11/3/2019)
  • Mike and family, wishing you blessings and comfort in your loss. Your love and devotion have been remarkably displayed recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~ Kory & Robin Bierle Midland, SD (11/2/2019)
  • Mike & Family, So sorry to for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, S.D. (11/2/2019)