Maryalice Nelson, 87, of Decatur, died on January 6, 2014.
She was a graduate of Millikin University and the University of Illinois, a former science teacher at Roosevelt Jr. High, and a nurse. Mary was an active member of the community by volunteering at the Thrift Store and at DMH.
She is survived by her sister Maryanne, her sons, Geoffrey and Norman, her grandchildren, Nicole, Laura, Daniel, Evan, and Nora, and her great grandchildren, Keiran and Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her mother Rose, her father Charles, her brothers, Charlie and Jack, and her husband Robert.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.