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Margaret Nelson

September 25, 1945 -
July 18, 2020

Margaret Mary Nelson (Margie) passed away in her home in Champaign, on July 18, 2020. Margie was born September 25, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to David and Margaret Roark. She grew up in Long Island, NY with her brother, David.

 

She received a BA in Education from Hofstra University and worked as a teacher …read more

Margaret Mary Nelson (Margie) passed away in her home in Champaign, on July 18, 2020. Margie was born September 25, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to David and Margaret Roark. She grew up in Long Island, NY with her brother, David.

 

She received a BA in Education from Hofstra University and worked as a teacher of children with special needs. Due to an incident in which her quick thinking may have saved her brother’s life following an injury, she decided to pursue nursing and subsequently received her BSN from Columbia Union College. While attending Columbia Union she lived in an apartment above Richard F. Nelson. The two married on April 7th, 1984 in Chicago.

 

Margie was an art lover, as both a patron and an artist. She was a prolific painter and particularly talented in stained glass, winning 1st prize in the National Art Glass Association stained glass competition.

Margie is survived by her spouse, Richard F. Nelson, her brother, David, her two sons Paul and Richard W., Paul’s wife Sun, and two grandchildren, Kai and Ava Nelson.

 

A visitation will be 4-6 pm Thursday July 23 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy. A graveside service will be held at 11am Friday July 24th at Grandview Memorial Gardens; those wishing to attend should meet directly at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

 

Condolences may be made at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 04:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Grandview Memorial Gardens

Address:

Champaign, Illinois
 

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