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Nellie Johansen

CHAMPAIGN — Nellie Mae Meeks Johansen, 86, of Champaign, went to be with the Lord at 7:55 p.m. Friday (May 10, 2019) at Meadowbrook Health Care Center, Clark-Lindsey, Urbana.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Cooksville, the daughter of Harley and Hansiene Peek Meeks. She married Edward E. Johansen on Jan. 19, 1953. He preceded her in death in 2006. Also preceding her were her parents; her infant daughter, Monica; three brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by three sons, Johan (Deb) and Thomas (Jeanne), both of Champaign, and John (Renee), Foristell, Mo.; one grandson; six stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother-in-law; and 26 nieces and nephews.

Nellie was a member of First Methodist Church of Champaign and was a member of their Dorcas group. She also volunteered with Carle Auxiliary and Empty Tomb. She was employed at Jos. Kuhn & Co. for 27 years and at Walmart.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., Champaign. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Methodist Church of Champaign.

Condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.

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