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Nadine Pergeson


Nadine Pergeson, 65, Elsmore, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute.
She was born June 16, 1947, in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Theodore and Ethel Allen. She married Kenneth Pergeson on Oct, 20, 1979 in Iola. 
Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rusty Wellman; one daughter, Penny Cox Wellman; three brothers, Bobby Allen, Fred Allen, and Mitch Allen; and one sister, LaVerne Morgan.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Pergeson of the home; three sons, Kenneth Pergeson Jr. of Elsmore, Teddy Wellman of Emporia and James Wellman of Wichita; two daughters, Bonnie Fangman of Sedalia, Mo., and Linda Pergeson of Elsmore; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.
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