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DANVILLE - Myrna Jean Nelson, 76, of Danville, Ill., passed away at 7:37 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at Hawthorne Inn of Danville.
Myrna was born December 4, 1940, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, to Loren and Blythe Wilson Shuck.
She married David Nelson on May 10, 1958. That union last 15 years. During that period, four sons were born: Bradley Nelson, who died at birth; David Nelson Jr. of Danville; Tracy (Jamie) Nelson of Danville; and Christopher (Michelle) Nelson of Catlin. She had two grandsons: Tracy James (Ashley) Nelson of Oakwood, Ill., Stephen (Markie) Nelson of Dayton, Ohio; three granddaughters: Stephanie Nelson of McKenzie, Tenn., Jennifer Nelson of Danville, and Tiffany (Ray) Mordente of Batavia, Ohio; two great-grandsons: Landyn Nelson of Danville and Hunter Nelson of Oakwood; three great-granddaughters: Trinity Coonse of McKenzie, Tenn., Emmalynn Mordente of Batavia, Ohio, and Alexa Mordente of Batavia, Ohio; and one sister: Betty Evans of Danville. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Loren Shuck Jr. and Gayle Shuck.
Myrna attended Collett grade school, Danville High School and DACC. She was a LPN at St. Elizabeth Hospital and then later at Presence USMC for over 40 years. She also was a charge nurse at International Nursing Home in the evening for over 25 years. She retired from nursing in 2003.
She enjoyed being with her family and friends, going to church, plays, concerts and traveling. She also enjoyed writing and receiving letters and kept in touch with childhood friends. Although she didn't want to leave her boys and all the people she loved her on earth, she looked forward to seeing Jesus and her family and friends who had gone before her and to get to hold her baby boy.
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, at Robison Chapel, Catlin, Ill., with Pastor Matt
Filicsky officiating. Burial at a later date in Sunset Cemetery, Danville. Visitation from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, at Robison Chapel, Catlin.
Memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com
Published on October 23, 2017
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