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Michaelin Nauman

May 13, 1934 — March 6, 2016

Michaelin "Mickie" Nauman, 81, of Chillicothe, Illinois died quietly in her sleep on March 6, 2016. She was born May 13, 1934 to Michael and L. Josephine (Briggs) Antonacci. She married Clinton Nauman, her high school sweetheart, on November 26, 1955 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Brimfield, Illinois.
She was a devoted wife and wonderful mother to five children, Nancy Nauman of Muscatine, IA, Marcia Ripsch of Normal IL, Sally (Sean) Coyle of Princeville, Michael
(Janet) Nauman of Princeville, and Joseph (Debbie) Nauman of Chillicothe. She was also the proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Phillip Coyle of Peoria,
Ashley Nauman of Minneapolis, Katie Ripsch of Normal, IL and Hunter Nauman of Princeville.
She is also survived by her brother, D. Anthony (Cora) Antonacci of Alma, IL and sister, Joanne (Harold) Whittaker of McColl, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by grandchildren, Michael and Tess Nauman.
A 1952 graduate of Brimfield High School, she then attended Proctor Hospital School of Nursing serving as class president and graduating in 1955. She delivered thousands
of babies during her 35 years as a labor and delivery nurse at Proctor Community Hospital retiring in 1994 and was an active member of the Proctor Hospital Alumni Association.
She was a long time member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe. Mickie served on the Peoria County Farm Bureau Board and was an American Red Cross volunteer. She was a big supporter of St Jude Children's Hospital and many other charities.
She supported her children in all of their endeavors including serving as a leader for the Medina Minute Men and Maids 4-H Club for 15 years. She drove many miles transporting them to all their activities.
A great cook and baker, Mickie showcased her culinary skills by winning Heart of Illinois Fair championships in breads, cookies, and candies. She competed in the fair's womens tractor pull contests and enjoyed riding the ferris wheel.
Mickie opened her home to host AFS exchange students from Norway and Australia along with an IFYE student from Italy. She enjoyed traveling with Peoria County Farm Bureau members on Peoria Charter Coach tours.
She never left home without her camera and photographed the lives of family, friends, neighbors, classmates, and co-workers throughout her life. She loved living on the farm and raising her children there. She enjoyed flower gardening, genealogy, antiques, and attending auctions. Mickie was delighted when her sons erected an antique windmill in her barnyard for her retirement.
She was a woman of strength and determination. A person of faith, dedicated to her family and community, she was a leader and a wonderful role model for her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Health Care in Chillicothe and Harbor Lights Hospice for their respectful and compassionate care of Mickie.
The visitation will be Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. before the visitation. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe. Fr. Keith Walder will officiate. Visitation will also be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church before the Mass. Following Mickie's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded after the Mass and will be laid to rest with her husband, Clinton at a later date in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.
The family request that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or St. Edwards Catholic Church.

Rosary

MAR 10. 2:30 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Visitation

MAR 10. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Funeral Mass

MAR 11. 11:00 AM (CST)

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N Sixth Street
Chillicothe, IL

Luncheon

MAR 11. 12:00 PM (CST)

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N Sixth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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