Marion- Mahala “Elizabeth” Nevious, 95, of Marion, passed away at 12:39AM, Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Parkway Manor in Marion following a lengthy illness.
Elizabeth was born on January 25, 1920 to John and Esta (Carter) Braden in Raleigh. She married Lamon Nevious and he preceded her in death in 1955. Elizabeth was a homemaker and formerly worked on the Munitions line at the Ordill area and later Jesse James Cleaners in Galatia and then later worked in Harrisburg at Juanita’s Cleaners.
She was a member of the Marion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness and enjoyed spending time witnessing her faith to the community with her fellow church members. In her spare time she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading.
Elizabeth leaves behind seven children: Ramona (Sally) Thomas; Phyllis Scott; Sandra Hathaway; Bruce (“Butch”) Nevious; Richard Nevious; Mike Nevious and wife Darlene and Phillip (“Darryl”) Nevious. Grandchildren: Keith, Donna, Dede, David, Peggy, Jeff, Jo Ann, Tia, Rick, Michael, Jana, Paul, Amy, Kama, James, Jennifer, Heather and Ryan survive her as do 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esta Mae Braden; husband, Lamon Nevious; brothers, Gerald Braden and Marion Braden; sisters, Mildred Braden-Cooper and Helen “Em” Braden-Fox; son in law, Don Casey; daughters in law, Sandy Nevious and Denise “Dennie” Nevious and grandson, David Nevious.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness located at 9490 Rt. 148 in Carterville. The memorial service was arranged through Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Marion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.