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Ida M. Nelson

September 4, 1941 ~ February 26, 2018 (age 76)

Ida M. Nelson

Age 76 of Braidwood, passed away Monday morning, February 26, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born September 4, 1941, in Cundiff, Kentucky, Ida Mae was raised in Adair County, by her mother Mary Helm.

As she grew older, Ida became a woman of vast interests who enjoyed passing the time watching Judge Judy, working crossword puzzles, and reading up on the latest celebrity newsfeed. It was also to no one’s surprise that Ida always enjoyed a good scratch off lottery ticket.

With a strong desire for supporting her family, Ida never wanted anything more than to be there for her kids and grandkids. All who knew her felt blessed by her generosity and endearing spirit. Sadly, cancer took her too soon, however she will remain forever in the hearts of her loved ones.

Survivors include her six children: Dinah Folker of Wilmington, Gary Nelson of Coal City, Michael Nelson of Braidwood, Cheryl Nelson of New Lenox, and Mickey Nelson and Timothy Nelson, both of Braidwood; grandchildren: Jennifer (the late Kelly) Kavanaugh of Mazon, Maggie Folker of Arlington Heights, Paul Folker of Antioch, Joseph Barger of New Lenox, Jason Folker of Antioch, Mikey Nelson of Dwight and Melissa Nelson of Braidwood; great-grandchildren: D.J. Barbush, Tyler Folker, Brendan Schehr, Hailey Barger, Aubrie Kavanaugh and Olivia Folker, and one sister, Emmlene “Sissy” Chumley of Tennessee.

Ida was preceded by her parents and husband, Perry Nelson on September 6, 1981.

Visitation and video tribute will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. A Celebration of Ida’s life will follow Friday morning, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington, and pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be Ida’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ida’s memory to her family for their distribution.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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