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Patricia Nelson

August 19th, 1928 – January 1st, 2023

Patricia Nelson, age 94 of Vermont, Illinois, passed away at 6:45 pm Sunday, January 1, 2023 at the Macomb Post Acute Care Center. She was born on August 19, 1928 in Eldorado Township, McDonough County, Illinois, the daughter of Dwight and Mary (Short) Johnson. On January 5, 1947, Pat married John Wade Nelson in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Kent Nelson, her parents and one sister, Marva Wherley.

Pat is survived by one son Edward Nelson of Glasford, Illinois, one daughter Maryann (and Bill) Swain of Reidsville, Georgia, four grandchildren; Joel Nelson, John Nelson, Matthew (and Katherine) Swain and Mindy (and Josh) Griffis, nine great-grandchildren; Cole Nelson, Clayton Nelson, Delaney Nelson, Micah Swain, Harvey Swain, Ruth Griffis, David Griffis, Nathan Griffis, and Abigail Griffis, one brother Larry (and Janet) Johnson of Pekin, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was a member of the PEO Sisterhood for over 50 years. She won many bake-off championships at the Illinois State Fair.

She was the cook for the Alpha-Gamma-Sigma and Alpha-Gamma-Rho Fraternities at Western Illinois University. She enjoyed cooking for her family and the farm boys.

Pat was the Eldorado Township Clerk for over 20 years and was a member of the Vermont Christian Church. She also was a 4-H leader for many years.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00 am at the Vermont Christian Church. Pastor Cody Stinnett will officiate. The PEO Sisterhood will hold a ceremony beginning at 11:00 am. Visitation will take place in the fellowship hall of the church beginning at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be held in the Vermont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pat’s name may be made to the Vermont Christian Church. Shawgo Memorial Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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January 3rd, 2023

so sorry for your loss. kathy cox

January 3rd, 2023

She was always there if ever needed anything. RIP Pat
Cathy O'Hern Crain

January 3rd, 2023

She was always there if ever needed anything. RIP Pat
Cathy O'Hern Crain

January 3rd, 2023

So sorry for your loss! Lee and Linda Hayden

January 3rd, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Marsha McCormick

January 3rd, 2023

We are very sorry for your loss.
Jared and Melissa Griffis

January 4th, 2023

Thank you for letting me know about your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lynn Bubb

January 5th, 2023

She was a great neighbor. Glenn Wilcoxen.

January 5th, 2023

She was a good friend and neighbor was like part of the family I will miss her dearly Rita O'Hern

January 5th, 2023

She was a good friend and neighbor was like part of the family I will miss her dearly Rita O'Hern

January 10th, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Pam Sage