Nellene M. Jeter - 83

11/20/1934 - 3/19/2018

Byron, IL

Byron – Nellene M. Jeter, age 83, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at her home in Byron surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Nov. 20, 1934 the daughter of Philip and Marie (Groff) Morrison.  She graduated from Byron High School in 1953.  She married Charles D. Jeter on Nov. 18, 1956 in Byron.  Nellene was very active in the Byron community serving as a volunteer for the Byron Museum and serving on the Board of Director’s.  She also volunteer  at the Mary Morgan School decorating the memorabilia show cases, the Byron Fire Dept and Stillman Valley Fire Dept. history, the Byron Wall of Mayor’s, the Ogle County Education Coop as a Teacher’s Aid, and was a Crossing guard for 18 ½ years.   She was a Studs Terkel Award recipient for all the history research she has done for the Byron community.  She was a member of the United Church of Byron.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles.  She is survived by her 3 daughters: Hedii (Tim) Wiltfang of Oregon, Holii (Bob) Gayden of Byron, and Hope (Scott) DeVries of Byron, 7 siblings: Leland “Sam” (Joyce) Morrison, Joan Hackett, Shirley Houle, Shawn (Jan) Morrison, Carla (Joe) Fiorello, Becky Little, and Philip “JR” Morrison, grandchildren: Michael (Erin) Wiltfang, Eric (Kristina) Wiltfang, Tyler Wiltang, Kyler and Thera Anspach, Amaris, Bobby, Noah, and Noel Gayden, Ryan and Shane DeVries, great grandchildren: Harmony, Trey, Maxx, Eralynn, Emree, Myriah, Makena, and Cade, many nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Monday, March 26, 2018 at the United Church of Byron with the Rev. Jesse Tanner pastor of the church officiating.  Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3-6 pm at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron.  Memorials may be directed to the family for Autistic Education purposes. 

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 3-6 pm, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, IL

Service:

Service will be 11:00 am, Monday, March 26, 2018 at the United Church of Byron

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