H. Nadine Claybourn

February 2, 1937November 11, 2020

H. Nadine Claybourn, 83, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in New Berlin, IL.

She was born on February 2, 1937 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Homer Clark and Ada Meredith. She married Frank Claybourn in October of 1958 and he preceded her in death.

Nadine retired from Springfield School District 186. She volunteered for the Meals-On-Wheels program and loved spending time with her family and travelling. She loved and had a special connection with animals.

She is survived by her 3 children, Gary (fiancé Marcia Sheppard-Kemp) Claybourn of Springfield, Connie (husband Kevin) Wilson of Elkhart, IL, and Traci (husband Steve) Sheppard of New Berlin, IL; 3 grandchildren, Courtney, Steven, and Nick; 3 great-grandchildren, Luke, Sebastian, and Audrey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Don Miller; and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Arrangements are under the directions of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 9 am until time of the funeral service at 11 am. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorials may be made to the APL (Animal Protective League), 1001 Taintor Rdl, Springfield, IL 62702.


  • APL (Animal Protective League)


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 16, 2020

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Dianna Brunk

November 19, 2020

Nadine was a beautiful lady inside and out. She truly will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family for comfort and peace.

Jerry & kelly Myers

November 17, 2020

I have lots of special memories with Nadine. God sure received a special angel. Prayers & love to you gary, connie & traci & family. . 🙏❤️

Jamie Tendick

November 16, 2020

The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found. Sending hugs to Gary, Connie and Traci during this diffcult time.

Ed and Marlene Bauman

November 16, 2020

Nadine will truly be missed. Such a beautiful lady with a contagious smile and bubbly personality. God received a special angel.

Gina Johnson-House

November 16, 2020

I will miss Aunt Nadine so very much. I always got the biggest smile when I saw her and she'd hold my face in her hands and lay a big ol' kiss on me.... she always had a way of making everyone feel as though they were the most important person to her. She loved big - especially her family.... Rest with the Angels Aunt Nadine, you are home now....
Love you Gary, Connie and Traci - my heart, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Julie Johnson

November 16, 2020

Love you Aunt Nadine! No one gave as much love as you did to your family. Sending big hugs to Gary, Connie, and Tracy- and all the family. From your “Ju-bug”

Tom Schaddel

November 15, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
Tom Schaddel

Danielle Ostrem

November 15, 2020

Condolences to the Claybourn family. She was a very special lady, loved by all she touched. My kids called her kitty granny. She will be missed. The Ostrem family.

Jo Ann Fenton

November 14, 2020

I had the pleasure of teaching in buildings where Nadine worked. She always had a smile and a funny quip or two. She brightened my day. My sympathies on her passing.


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