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Nancy Jean Doswell

Birth Date: May 19, 1934
Death Date: February 10, 2018

Nancy Jean (Braden) Doswell, 83, of Decatur, passed away at 3:52 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 in her home surrounded by fifteen family members.

Nancy was born May 19, 1934 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Alva and Erma (Cavanaugh) Braden. She worked as a LPN at St. Mary’s hospital and several nursing homes in the area. Nancy was also a cosmetologist. She was best known as the co-owner of Whispers in Decatur.

Nancy leaves behind her husband Donald Doswell, sons Gerald (Robin) Collins of Salem, Alabama, Jack (Kelly) Collins of Muscatine, Iowa, Michael Collins of Decatur, and John Doswell of Decatur, daughters Tina Collins of Hurley, New Mexico, Mary Beth (Jerry) Davis of Hurley, New Mexico, Patti Doswell of Decatur, and Debbie Sexton of Granite City, twelve grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother, stepfather, and grandson Damon Collins.

No services are planned. Honoring Nancy’s wishes cremation services will be provided by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

No Services Planned
February 14, 2018
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Our condolence to your family. Heaven gained an angel. Rest in Peace Nancy. Chris,Justin and Christine Santa Clarita, CA

  2. Don & Family, Very sorry to read about Nancy's passing. She was a very nice person and always wonderful to talk to while she waited for Don at bourses and flea markets. I will telephone Don soon. Best wishes to all of you. Sincerely, Bob Olson

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