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Shirley M. Nelson

March 4th, 1942 – December 22nd, 2019

Shirley M. Nelson, 77, of Table Grove, IL, passed away at 3:02 pm on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria, IL. She was born on March 4, 1942 in Peoria, the daughter of Robert and Maxine (Leonard) Immel. She married Robert N. Nelson on May 17, 1974 in Yorkville, IL. He preceded her in death on June 11, 2010.

Also preceding her is her sister, Toby Curley.

Survivors include her 4 sons, Jeff (and Susan) Nelson of Beason, IL, Gregory (and Debby) Nelson of Montgomery, IL, Scott (and Karen) Engel of Table Grove, and Tim (and Missy) Engel of Ipava, IL, 2 daughters, Cindy (and Michael) Yazvec of Table Grove, and Suzanne (and Rex) Fouts of Ipava, 14 grandchildren, Amy (and Jared) Smith, Alex Nelson, Melissa (Collin Warsham) Stees, Bylthe (and Robert) Pogliano, Brenden Nelson, Josh (and Melissa) Chaplin, Branden (and Devan) Engel, Christopher Yazvec, Curtis Yazvec, Heather (and Brian) Colston, Bradley (and Sam) Fouts, Amber (and Chris) Moreland, Elizabeth Engel, and Tyler Engel, 13 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Kathy (and Leonard) Wass of Oswego, IL.

Shirley was a homemaker. She also worked at The Honey Cone Shop in Table grove, BRK in Aurora, IL, and McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, IL.

She was a member of the Table Grove Community Church and the Table Grove American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafting, such as sewing and wood crafts, crossword puzzle books, board games and playing Yahtzee.

Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Table Grove Community Church in Table Grove. Pastor Tim Lindsay will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove following the service at the Church. Memorials may be made to the Table Grove Community Church or the Table Grove Fire & Rescue Squad.


December 23rd, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss! Shirley was a kind, sweet lady and a friend to all! We are praying for her family and friends! With heartfelt sympathy, Rick and Kathy Heller and family

December 23rd, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a nice lady! Prayers to Scott, Cindy, Tim and all their family during this time.
Terry Pilger

December 24th, 2019

Prayers for peace. We are sorry for your loss.
Tim and Lori Madden

December 24th, 2019

So sorry the loss.

December 24th, 2019

so sorry for your loss. See was a sweet lady and will be missed. Kathy cox

December 24th, 2019

Sending prayers to all of you. Shirley was such a wonderful person, she will be missed. Ronda and Brad

December 24th, 2019

Aunt Shirley was such a kind and caring woman. Condolences to everyone that knew her. Christine (Nelson) Hall and family

December 25th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Mike and Cathy Ulmer

December 26th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very kind lady, and it was my pleasure to know her.

December 27th, 2019

Soo sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are with all of you....Mary Waller

December 27th, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Paul and Vicki Remy

December 30th, 2019

I was so sorry for your family's loss. I only met Shirley at Suzanne's a few times but she made you feel like you'd known each other forever. You were all blessed to have her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wanda Shannon

January 6th, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Sue Leefers