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Marcella J. Todd Nesseim

9/13/1936 - 5/3/2019

PEKIN ~ Marcella Joyce Todd Nesseim, 82, of Bedford, Texas, passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Bedford Wellness and Rehabilitation in Bedford, Texas. Prior to June, 2012 she had been a resident of Pekin for many years.

Born September 13, 1936, in Lowden, Iowa to Emil and Luella (Boehl) Gehrls, she married William Nesseim on August 28, 2000. He died on June 7, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Viola Mae Hyatt.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd (Marci) Todd of Bedford, Texas and Montie (Tina) Todd of Pekin; one daughter, Ronna Bennett, of Pekin; six grandchildren, Laura (Michael) Cooper, Sara (Travis) Lind, Nicole (Chris) Goolsby, Nathan (Katie) Todd, Damon (Cindy) Keller and Breanna Hollensteiner and nine great-grandchildren.

Marcella was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed traveling and visiting her family. She worked as an aide at Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Illinois for 19 years until it closed in 1979.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Dave Craig will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Normandale Reformed Church, 2001 South 2nd Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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