Nellie May Manselle, 84, of Newman, formerly of Urbana passed away April 20, 2021 at Newman Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Nellie was born in La Grande, Oregon, the daughter of Fletcher and Vinnie (Mayer) McGee. She married Robert Merle Manselle on_October 14, 1955. He passed away on February 5, 2006. She is survived by her daughters- Barb (Larry)Needham of Pekin and Sandy Polyea of Darien, Il; sons- Raymond (Kendra)Manselle of Urbana, and Larry (Kim) Manselle of Florence, Ky; 8 grandchildren- Larry Needham Jr, Michael Needham, Kristin (Ryan)Miller, Kara(Chris)Netherton, Vanessa (Jeremy)Dawson, Jessica Manselle, Missy (Shawn)Manselle and David Polyea. Nellie entered the Airforce on February 1, 1955 and met her husband, Robert, while stationed at Chanute Airforce Base, Rantoul, Illinois. She also worked for the News Gazette in bundle delivery. Nellie enjoyed sewing, baking, wood working, photography, visiting with friends, and traveling. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 26, 12:00 p.m. at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 Philo Road, Urbana, Illinois, 61802. Pastor Jay Johnson will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10-12:00 prior to services. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, Illinois. Military Rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to Champaign Humane Society or Salt & Light Ministry. The Nellie Manselle Family would like to thank all who were Nellie’s caregivers. Condolences may be sent www.renner-wikoffchapel.com
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