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Katherine Christine Neilson

Katherine Christine Neilson

Katherine Christine Neilson, 86, of Sparta, IL went to be with our Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2018 after a long bout with cancer.

Christine was born on July 15, 1932 to Ethel and Edna, nee Greer, Armour in Pembroke, KY.

She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950 and went on to graduate from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1953.  Christine was a Registered Nurse at Red Bud Hospital for 40 years in the OB Department.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sparta.  After retirement Christine loved traveling with her husband to Montana and spending time with her grandchildren.  Most of all she loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter – Cynthia.  Also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.

She is survived by her loving husband – James G. Neilson whom she married on August 30, 1953 in Lincoln, IL.  Two children – Katherine (Kenny) Robinson of Coulterville, IL; James E. Neilson of Sparta, IL.  One sister – Lois Schahl of Mt. Pulaski, IL.  Three grandchildren – Kristopher (Kenttra) Robinson; Kyle (Shelly) Robinson; Bethany Robinson.  Six great-grandchildren – Lane; Jack; Isabelle; Kaitlyn; Sawyer; and Kaia to be born in December.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. Jerry Haley officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Ron Maybell says:

    Sympathy’s to my dear friend Jim, and family for the loss of his dear wife Christine.


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