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Colleen Nelson
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Obituary for Colleen Nelson

Colleen Nelson, nee Burk, age 83, born in Waddy, KY, resident of Glen Ellyn, IL; passed away suddenly on December 10th, 2017. Beloved wife of 62 years to the Rev. Dr. William R. Nelson; loving mother of Will (Cissy) Nelson, Debbie (Steve) Homan, and David (Sandy) Nelson; devoted grandmother of Korey and Kyle (Lisa) Nau, Jessica, Andi, and Alexis Nelson, Eric Homan, and Heidi, Amy, and John Nelson; great-grandmother of Lincoln Nau; fond sister of the late Coleman (the late Peggy) Burke and the late Ralph (Bonnie) Burke.

Colleen is a graduate of Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, and began her teaching career at the Ewing Township High School in New Jersey. She continued her career at Fenton High School in Bensenville, IL; where she was recognized for 19 years of outstanding and dedicated service as an Advanced Placement English and French teacher. Following her retirement in 1996, she worked in the Legal Documents Paralegal Office of Chicago for 8 years.

In-State Tuesday, December 19th, 5 PM until time of memorial service at 7 PM at Christ Community Church, 602 E Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL; In-State Thursday, December 21, from 9 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 9780 Waddy Rd, Waddy, KY. Interment Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Colleen may be made to Christ Community Church General Fund, 602 E Geneva Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187. Funeral info: 630-932-1500.


Previous Events

In-State

Tuesday

19

Dec

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Christ Community Church - Wheaton

602 E. GENEVA RD
Wheaton, IL 60189

Funeral Service

Tuesday

19

Dec

7:00 PM
Christ Community Church - Wheaton

602 E. GENEVA RD
Wheaton, IL 60189

In-State

Thursday

21

Dec

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Vernon Baptist Church

9780 Waddy Rd
Waddy, Kentucky 40076

Funeral Service

Thursday

21

Dec

11:00 AM
Mount Vernon Baptist Church

9780 Waddy Rd
Waddy, Kentucky 40076

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Vernon Cemetery

9780 Waddy Rd.
Waddy, Kentucky 40076

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