Nelson D. Fortney, 54 years old, died this morning at his home after a brief illness.
He is survived by his widow [Della Hinkle], five daughters, Kennie, Edna, and Roxy Fortney of Kansas City and Orphia and Ruby Fortney, both of Springfield, two brothers, Lon and George Fortney, and five sisters, Mrs. Nannie Fortney, Mrs. Ella Shuey, Mrs. Mattie [Samantha] Shuey, Mrs. H. G. Heckley, and Mrs. Nancy Hayes of Springfield.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete but burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Springfield Leader, October 10, 1925
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman