|Patricia A. Nelson, 80, of Rio, IL died at 11:44 PM Thursday February 11, 2010 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born January 18, 1930 in Fairfield, IA the daughter of James and Gladys Zook. She married Curtis G. Nelson on June 16, 1956 in Rio, IL. He survives.
Also surviving are her children Christine Johnson of Altona, IL, Jim (Lori) Nelson of Bixby, OK, Mike Nelson of Brimfield, IL, Sara (Richard) Guenther of Washington, IL and David Nelson of Oneida, IL; 10 grandchildren Matthew and Kimberly Johnson, Andrew, Jacob, Samuel, Caleb, Joseph, Isaac Guenther and Amber and Elizabeth Nelson and two great grandchildren Ava and Lauren Johnson. She is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson Nathaniel Johnson.
She worked for ROVA school district for 21 years. She was also a homemaker. Patricia was a member of the Rio Woman's Club, Circle Group, Birthday Club and a member of the Rio Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Oneida High School and Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts. She enjoyed sewing, painting, and gardening.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Monday February 15, 2010 at the Rio Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Maura McGrath Nagle will officiate. Visitation will be 2:00-5:00 PM Sunday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Tri-County Ambulance or Rio Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.