Kathryn Elneta "Nita" Engelking


Kathryn Elneta “Nita” Engelking, Seymour, MO, was born December 14, 1926, in Thomasville, MO. She departed this life on Sunday, November 12, 2017, in her home at the age of ninety.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Over the years, she had worked as a dental assistant, a daycare worker, and had retired from Emerson Electric.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Forest Colson; her second husband, Merlin Engelking; and ten brothers and sisters.

Nita is survived by three sons, Donald Lee Colson and his wife, Diane, Savannah, GA, James David Colson and his wife, Sandra, Willard, MO, and Michael Scott Colson, Fordland, MO; two daughters, Marlys Navarro, Santa Fe, NM, and Nancy Brood, Ava, MO; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 17, 2017, at Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., Marshfield, MO. Visitation will be before services Friday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at  Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour, MO.

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