Nellie M. Wineland

August 28, 1937August 30, 2018
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Nellie M. Wineland, 81, of Dunlap passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018. She was born to Harry and Nina (Lindsay) McLaughlin on August 28, 1937 in Sparta, IL. They preceded her in death. She married the love of her life Gene Wineland on January 16, 1965 in Ohio. He survives. Nellie is survived by her son, Tom (Audrey) Wineland; grandchildren, Josh and Summer Lee Wineland; sisters, Harriet Rose, Mabelle Wexler; nephews, Chapin (Camille), Tom; niece, Stacy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom Nicholson. Nellie was a proud member of PHI BETA PHI, graduating from University of Illinois. After working for District 321 for over 20 years as a teacher, Nellie retired in 1994 and spent many hours volunteering for Northminster Presbyterian Church in many of the ministry teams. She was also a member of Mt. Hawley Country Club, as well as the Illinois Opera League, Peoria Symphony Guild, and Illinois Retired Teachers Association. A visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Davison Fulton Woolsey Wilton. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria with a visitation being held an hour prior. A burial will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria or The Salvation Army. For more information, please visit


  • Harry McLaughlin, Father
  • Nina (Lindsay) McLaughlin, Mother
  • Gene Wineland, Husband
  • Tom Nicholson, First Husband
  • Tom (Audrey) Wineland, Son
  • Josh and Summer Lee Wineland, Grandchildren
  • Harriet Rose, Sister
  • Mabelle Wexler, Sister
  • ~ Chapin (Camille), and Tom, Nephews
  • ~ Stacy, Niece
  • Nellie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

  • Tom Wineland
  • Chapin Rose
  • Dr. Mark Storey
  • Brian Kurr
  • Jeff Kurr
  • Colin Castner

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria
  • The Salvation Army


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 7, 2018

Nellie M. Wineland

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Jan Wetherbee

October 19, 2018

It's been almost two months now since I heard about Nellie's sudden death and it still seems like a bad dream.
Nellie was the one member of the family who took the pictures, sent the pictures to everyone, sent the post cards and tried to arrange get- togethers for the family. This will be sorely missed as we go on without her.
She was more like a sister to me than my cousin's wife. I've never met a more positive person than Nellie and I'll miss her encouraging words. I'm so glad I have many pictures Nellie sent throughout her life on earth so I'll never forget her. I look forward to meeting her in Heaven whenever God calls me.
Love always,

Craig Williams

September 10, 2018

Gene, it is with great sadness that I reach out to you today in response to the passing of your wife, Nellie. In this time of great sorrow, and on behalf of South Side Mission and the Board of Directors, I want to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. Please remember, if you ever need anything form us, we're just a phone call away.

Rev. Craig Williams
Executive Director, South Side Mission

Curtis Castner

September 8, 2018

We all want to thank Nellie for being a big part of our lives.... always a positive, upbeat person with so much to live for. You will always be remembered and loved by all...

(photo of Nellie, March 2017, Thomasville, Ga.)

arthur gross

September 6, 2018

my sympathy and prayers for Gene and family. art gross

Jeff Hearn

September 5, 2018

Nellie, you are beautiful person and a beautiful human being. The world needs more Nellie Winelands. I, and we, will miss you dearly.

‘till we meet again...