Anita Ahner Nelson passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation in Tallulah, LA. Anita was born in Vicksburg, MS on October 30, 1933. Raised in Bovina, she graduated from Culkin Academy and was a longtime medical secretary for the Vicksburg Hospital and Clinic. She resided in Louisiana until her retirement, then moved to Keota, Oklahoma, returning to Louisiana after her husband’s death. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church in Vicksburg and First Baptist Church of Keota.
Anita is preceded in death by her parents, Willard A. Ahner and Katharine Barrett Ahner, her husband, Eugene Nelson, two brothers, Bud Ahner and Butch Ahner.
She is survived by her daughter and son, Margaret Douglas Patin and Edward “Buddy” Douglas, a sister, Margie Ahner Scott, a brother, Pap Ahner, grandchildren, Josh Patin, Ashley Patin, Katie Douglas and Emily Douglas, three great grand children, Josh Patin, Noah Patin and Nikki Travis.
Visitation will be in Vicksburg at Glenwood Funeral Home Monday, November 9, 2020 from 2:00 until 3:00 pm. Graveside services will be Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm in Keota, Oklahoma at Old Cache Cemetery under direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Stigler, Oklahoma with Rev. Mike Newberry of First Baptist Church of Keota officiating.
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