Gottenstroetter Funeral Home

Service Schedule and Obituary

Loyd "Wayne" Nelms

Born: October 5, 1953 - Died: June 14, 2022

Service Schedule


Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville
Date: June 17, 2022 --- Time: 1-4 p.m.


Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville
Date: June 17, 2022 --- Time: 4:00 p.m.



Memorials / Donations

Memorials requested for family's choice.


Loyd "Wayne" Nelms Sr., 68, of Owensville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Washington.

He was born Oct. 5, 1953, to Billie Joe and Patsy A. (Layne) Nelms in Fayetteville, Ark.

Wayne had served his country with the United States Army. He owned and operated the North Star Bar & Grill in Beaufort for over 10 years. He enjoyed drawing, painting, rock tumbling and playing casino games on his computer. He also enjoyed spending time with family, especially listening to Ashley talk about the shows she had watched and books she read.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billie Joe and brother, Lonny Nelms.

He is survived by his mother, Patsy A. Koppelmann and husband Ron of Gerald; the mother of his children, Delores Taylor of Owensville; children, Patsy Lee Nevills and husband Mark of Union and Loyd Nelms Jr. and wife Shandra of Beaufort; siblings, Richard Nelms Sr. of Leslie, Lyle Nelms and wife Cindy of Manilla, Ark., Robert Nelms of Owensville and Jennifer Dorton of Lake Ozark; stepbrother, Ronnie Koppelmann Jr. and wife Cindy of Gerald; stepsisters, Julie Stone and husband Tim of Wyandotte, Okla. and Cheryl Juby and husband Gary of Sperry, Okla.; and grandchildren, Sierra Smith, Ashley Padgett and husband Ethan and Boston Belk.

Visitation will be Friday, June 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville.

Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Koppelmann Jr. officiating and with full military honors.

Memorials requested for family's choice.