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Maggie Kenyon Nelson

April 5, 1929 September 14, 2011
Maggie Kenyon Nelson
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Maggie Kenyon Nelson, 82, of West Peoria, IL passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 2:37 am after a 3 month battle with lung cancer. She was born April 5, 1929 in Streator, IL to Russell and Naomi Sweet. She married Forrest L. Kenyon on March 11, 1950 in Streator, IL.  He preceded her in death April 20, 1980. She later married Dale E. Nelson on February 14, 1991 in Streator, IL. He survives along with her daughters, Charlotte (Ken) Hall of Hoschton, GA, Dee (Jim) Burdette of Peoria, grandchildren, Kristopher L. Hall of Bangkok, Thailand; Scott A. Burdette, of Springfield, IL; Anthony K. Hall of Atlanta, GA; Marcy L. Burdette Steele, of Peoria, IL; great-grandchildren,

Bryan M.

Burdette Steele, Joseph J. Burdette Steele, Zacharey K. Hall and Ava E. Hall. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Nancy (Dave) Rynearson, Michael D. Nelson and step-great- grandchildren, Alixandria M. Steele and Ethan Banan. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather (Harry Anderson), 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Maggie worked as a bookkeeper, primarily at Peoria Union Stockyards. She was a Charter Member of Timberlake Club and Founding Member of Mid Illinois Corvette Club. She enjoyed many, many friends, and remained active with golf, gardening, car shows and motorcycle riding. She also enjoyed her Champs Bar “family”, entertaining in her home, cooking, St. Louis Cardinals, Miller Lite

and cigarettes. Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Maggie’s life will be held Sunday November 20, 2011 at 2 pm at Timberlake Club. Memorials may be made to St. Jude,

St. Jude Children’s Hospital of Peoria,

Illinois or Southside Mission.

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