Dana J. Nelson, 63, Concordia, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Via Christi-St. Francis, Wichita.

She was born June 10, 1955, in Pratt to Carl R. & Marvel L. (Gorsky) McGuire. She was a 1973 graduate of WaKeeney High School, attended Fort Hays State University and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and later a master’s degree from Kansas State University.

She married Steve Nelson on June 20, 1987, at The Baptist Church.  They resided in Concordia and she taught elementary school for 36 years, until she retired in 2013. 

Survivors include her husband, Concordia; and two brothers, R. Gary McGuire, Mulvane and Craig McGuire, Hays.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Brown Grand Theatre, Concordia; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia. 

Memorials are suggested to Dana J. Nelson Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to www.chaputbuoy.com.