Doris Nelson

Obituary of Doris Nelson

Smethport - Doris J. Nelson, 84, of Smethport, died Tuesday (February 7, 2017) in the UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

She was born March 21, 1932 in Penn Yan, NY, a daughter of Samuel and Esther Cummings McElwee. In 1952, in Aberdeen, MD, she married Stanley C. Nelson, who survives.

Mrs. Nelson was a school bus driver in Penn Yan for 20 years. She also drove school bus in Smethport for McKeirnan Inc.

She enjoyed being active in several Tractor Clubs and attending Tractor shows.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by:

one daughter: Laurie Nelson of Cibolo, TX

one son: Gregory (Cynthia) Nelson of Dansville, NY

Grandchildren: Andy Nelson, Erica Nelson, and Chenae Nelson-Day

Great Grand Child: Isabella Day

one sister: Nancy Hockensmith of CA

two brothers: David McElwee and Samuel McElwee, both of Penn Yan, NY

and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Nelson, in 1959.

In keeping with Doris' wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Clermont Cemetery, Clermont.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.