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Margaret B. Nelson, 90 of Batavia, passed away peacefully at Delnor Central DuPage Hospital in Geneva, on Aug 29, 2011. She was born on May 28, 1921, the sixth child of ten children born to Eugene and Irene (nee Fox) Horton.Born in rural Batavia and a lifelong resident of Kane County, Margaret attended a one-room school at the intersection of Main Street and Bliss Road. In 1944, she married Howard Nelson and as the years passed they lived with their children in a small but comfortable house on South Batavia Avenue remembered by many older Batavians as the house with the large concrete duck in the front yard, one of only two copies made of a carved wooden duck owned by Col. Robert Fabyan at his estate north of town.Margaret was blessed with two children. In addition to nurturing her family, she was also employed by Jr. Gentlemen in Geneva for 36 years. In recent years she was active in the exercise program and Delnor Central DuPage Hospital, with Loose Ends, a knitting group, and at her church circle at Batavia Congregational Church.She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Jan) Carlson of Elburn, sister Ruth Morge, and brothers Harry (Ann) Horton and Robert (Janet) Horton; grand children Jeffery Nelson, Jeremy Nelson, Ben (Cortney) Nelson, Thomas (Natalie) Carlson, Kristen (Carlson) Smith, and Stephanie (Carlson) Kiefer; great grand children Grace and Jacob Nelson, Kelly, Ryan and Sarah Carlson, Abygale and Ensley Smith, a special niece Kate (Jim) Daw many other nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Howard, son Wayne, sisters Violet, Rosetta, Hazel, Helen, and Alice, brother William and sisters-in-law Dellora, Laurel and Jean.Visitation will be on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Congregational Church of Batavia. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Batavia Congregational Church.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Congregational Church of Batavia. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Batavia Congregational Church.
Private family interment at a later date.