Wawasee Offers Support To Grieving Students

Deborah Nelson

Deborah Jean Nelson, 53, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 8:35 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013, at her residence.
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Due to the passing of Deborah Nelson, teacher at Syracuse Elementary School, Bowen Center mental health therapists, local pastors and school staff members will be available to talk with anyone about Nelson’s passing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the school. At 6 p.m. there will be a meeting specifically for parents regarding how to talk with students about the death of a loved one and dealing with grief.

Nelson’s visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Nappanee Missionary Church, and one hour prior to the funeral service to be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, also at Nappanee Missionary. Complete obituary information can be found here.

For more information about Monday’s event, call (574) 457-3188.

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About Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley, associate editor for The Mail-Journal, has been with The Papers since March 2004. He edits articles for The Mail-Journal, as well as several other publications of The Papers. Ashley also covers Wawasee school board meetings, activities at Wawasee High School and Wawasee Middle School and monthly Kosciusko County Area Planning Commission meetings. A 1996 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in journalism, he lives in Goshen.Staff Writer tashley@the-papers.com

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