Nina P. Mecum, 88, of Champaign died early on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at her home.
Nina was born on Feb. 12, 1931, in Monon, IN, to Roland and Hazel (Hartle) Smith. She married Maurice 'Doc' Mecum on April 17, 1947. Nina and “Doc” had been married almost 71 years when he preceded her in death on March 11, 2018.
Survivors include their 2 sons, Tim (Sharlene) Mecum of Mansfield and Kip (Karen) Mecum of Montrose, CO; 9 grandchildren, Pike (Tara), Matt (Michelle), Kristy, Anne (Charles), Jennifer, Katie (Judd), Katie (Kevin), Scott (Carolina) and Betsy (Shawn); 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sylvia Smith and Celia Snyder and 1 brother, Alan Smith.
One sister, Norma Elkin and 1 brother, Gordon Smith preceded her in death.
Nina served for over 30 years as the elected Champaign Township Assessor until she retired in 1997. She and her husband were members of First United Methodist Church in Champaign. Nina was also a member of DAR and Eastern Star Lodge, as well as a proud NRA member. She enjoyed playing golf, especially at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club and horseback riding with her husband and sons in CO. Nina and Doc were devoted to youth mentoring and were active volunteers with the Methodist Youth Fellowship.
There will be a visitation on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 5-6 pm at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St, Champaign. A graveside funeral service will take place on Friday, Nov. 15 at 2pm at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, where she will be laid to rest with her husband, Maurice.
Due to the attentive and compassionate care that Carle Hospice gave to Nina, her family requests that in lieu of flowers, any donations should be made to Carle Hospice, 1813 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign, IL 61821.
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