Pamela Ayn Nelson 72 of Jasper and formerly of Petersburg passed away on Thursday May 6, 2021 in the Jasper Memorial Hospital. Pam was born in Evansville on September 23, 1948 to the late Joe and Allene (Vote) Ackerman. Pam graduated from Boonville High School in 1966. Pam attended Indiana State University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. On December 23,1972 she married James L. Nelson in the Main Street United Methodist Church in Boonville. They had one son Jeffrey. In 1976 the family moved to Petersburg from Terre Haute where Jim was reassigned as a Trooper by the Indiana State Police. Pam retired from the Public Service Indiana (Duke Energy) Vincennes Office where she worked in the Engineering Department. During retirement she worked as a Deputy in the Pike County Treasurer’s Office. In 2018 she and Jim relocated to Jasper. Pam was an active member of the Petersburg First United Methodist Church. She was serving as Treasurer for the Board of Directors of Pike County Christian Assistance which sponsors the food pantry at Somebody’s Place. Pam was an avid golfer and a member of the Prides Creek Golf Course Ladies Association. Survivors include her husband Jim of Jasper, son Jeffrey, his wife Mendy (Henson), grandsons Nolan and Sam of Petersburg and sister Linda Goad of Ormond Beach, FL. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday May 15th at 5:00 pm in the Petersburg First United Methodist Church. A Burial Service will continue at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville. From 1:00 pm to the Service, the family will host friends in the Fellowship Hall. Casual attire is suggested. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Petersburg First United Methodist Church or Pike County Christian Assistance.
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