Jeanette M. Nelson, 66, of Neponset, passed away at 4:14 PM, Thursday, October 10, 2013 in the emergency room at Kewanee Hospital.Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held from 5:00-6:30 PM, Tuesday, October 15 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with a time of remembrance at 6:30 PM. Private inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
She was born June 15, 1947 in Kewanee, the daughter of Donald J. and Barbara J. (Hampton) Murphy Sr. She married Robert L. Nelson on July 31, 1966 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on November 2, 1984. Survivors include three daughters, Melissa (Dan) Heene and Lori (Dustin) Erickson, both of Kewanee and Cathy (Bo) Swearingen of Neponset, four siblings, Vicki (Ronald) White, Julia (Raymond) Moreland, Donald (Sue) Murphy Jr. and Nancy (Jim) Callahan, all of Kewanee, five grandchildren, Samantha Heene, Jacob and Hunter Rogers, Jospeh Heene and Addison Swearingen, two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Heene and Kim (Jason) Currier, five step-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and her best friend, Billy Jo Garcia. She was also preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Danielle Heene.
Jeanette graduated from Kewanee High School in 1965. She was a homemaker and had worked at SuperValue. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and Yahtzee and shopping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.