Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Nina K. Chesebro

Nina K. Chesebro

NORMAL-Nina K. Chesebro, 95 of Normal, IL, formerly of Saunemin and Springfield, Il died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.

Her memorial service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at Saunemin United Methodist Church with Pastor David Phillips officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at Sunnyslope Cemetery in Saunemin, IL. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Nina's name may be made to Saunemin United Methodist Church. Martin Funeral home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

Nina was born July 21, 1915 in Saunemin, IL, a daughter of Ralph and Katharine (Kyser) Chesebro. Nina was preceded in death by her parents, 2 Sisters: Patricia and Ruth and 1 brother in infancy.

Nina was educated in Saunemin Schools. She received her B.S. in Education from Illinois State Normal University and her M.S. of Education degree from the University of Illinois. Nina taught school for 2 ½ years in a rural 1 rooms school in Livingston Co. She then taught for 6 ½ years at Saunemin Grade School and then for 31 years in Butler, Lawrence and Franklin Schools in Springfield, Illinois.

She was a 50 year member of Saunemin United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Gamma Theta Upsilon at ISNU and Kappa Delta Pi at University of Illinois. She was also a member of the Sigma Delta Pi Sorority. Nina also was a member of the Springfield Education Association, the Illinois Education Association and National Education Association, The Lincoln Land Retired Teachers and Illinois Retired Teachers Association. Nina was a member of the Pontiac Elks Ladies Golf Association for many years and the ISU Women's Golf Association. She participated for many years in South East Iowa Golf Tournament and the Illinois State Amateur Tournament.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.martin-funeralhomes.com

Photograph by Jo Ankeny Lindamood, ca. 1953-54