Gladys I. “Judy” Nelson, age 93, of Wilton Center, IL, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, IL.
She was born July 31, 1921 in Bath, England, the daughter of the late Frank and Amy (Rodway) Butler. She married the late Charles R. Nelson on March 2, 1945 in Bath, England. He died on May 5, 1991. She was a member of the Green Garden United Methodist Church for almost 50 years and was affiliated with the Wilton Center Federated Church for the past few years. She served her church in Green Garden by providing the altar flowers for over 35 years. She loved to garden and knit and enjoyed bowling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, John C. Nelson (April 18, 2005); a brother, Cyril Butler; a sister, Norah Toogood; and a daughter-in-law, Penny Nelson. She is survived by two children, Kevin (Fiancé Mary Beth Wertz) Nelson of Manteno and Karen (Gary) Oglesby of Wilton Center; seven grandchildren, Leslie Oglesby of Morris, Kimberly (Dave) Porter of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Laura (Steve) McIntyre Long of Manteno, Charles Nelson of Logan, Utah, Sarah Nelson of Manteno, David Oglesby of Wilton Center, and Katherine Nelson of Manteno; three great-grandchildren, Dylan McIntyre, and Olivia and Chelsea Porter; and one cousin, Barbara Foster of Bath, England.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held at the Wilton Center Federated Church on Friday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m., Pastor Rich DeVries officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to MorningStar Mission of Joliet or the family’s wishes would be appreciated.