Ida Nelson

BRAIDWOOD—Ida M. Nelson, 76, of Braidwood, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Cundiff, KY, 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; six 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; six 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 Sept. 6, 1981.
Visitation and video tribute will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington. A Celebration of Ida’s life will follow Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11 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.