Reba Jean Nelson (70) of Effingham


Published on December 12 2013 2:13 pm

Reba Jean Nelson, 70, of Effingham, Illinois passed away Wednesday night, December 11 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Cremation rites will be accorded as per the wishes of the family and a Celebration of Life Service will be at noon Monday, December 16 at Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham with Pastor Kevin Colclasure officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Funkhouser. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Condolences may be left by clicking here.

Reba was born March 27, 1943, the daughter of Emery and Evelyn Lolita (Beals) Hines in Effingham. She married Ivan Nelson October 27, 1961 at the First Baptist Church in Effingham and he preceded her in death December 23, 2001. Reba was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.

Survivors include, daughter, Carla (husband Jonathan) Wakefield of Shumway; sons, Rick (wife Kristi) Nelson of Beecher City and Jeff Nelson (Linda Reel) of Mason; grandchildren, Gabriella, Carissa, and Mila Wakefield of Shumway, Desiree and Nichol Nelson of Beecher City, Jennifer Buening and Richard (wife Keri) Reel of Stasburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ivan and brother, Jack.