December 17, 2020
Gayle Ann Hudson, 70, was born Aug. 25, 1950, in Concordia, the daughter of Russell “Rusty” and Agnes Josephine “Jo” (Cooksey) Nelson.
Gayle grew up in Courtland, and graduated from Courtland High School, Class of 1968. Following high school, Gayle attended Asbury School of Nursing, obtaining her associate’s degree and registered nursing certificate.
Gayle was married to James Hudson on Aug. 18, 1973, at the Ada Lutheran Church, rural Kackley. To this union of 47 years, two girls were born, Kayla and Karey. Gayle was a lifelong member of the Ada Lutheran Church.
Gayle was the administrator of the Belleville Health Care Center, and a member of the Licensed Nursing Home Administrators Association.
Gayle died in Lincoln, Neb., on Dec. 10.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Jim;, her daughters, Mrs. Brian McCartney (Kayla) of Belleville, and Mrs. Mark Padding (Karey)of Andover; sisters, Linda Nelson of Courtland, and Mrs. Jake Engelbert (Lynette) of Courtland.
A private funeral service was held at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville Dec. 15. A public graveside service was held at the Ada Lutheran Cemetery.