Roxanne W. “Roxie” Nix, 87, of Morton, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away at 3:18am Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Aperion Care Morton Villa in Morton.
Roxie was born February 5, 1933 in Cleveland, AL to the late Fred W. and Lola M. Marsh Carnell. She married Billy R. Nix on July 28, 1948 in He preceded her in death September 8, 2011.
Surviving are her nieces Patricia Nelson of Peoria and Frances Greer of Washington; great-nieces and nephews Tonya, Star, Charles, Freddy, Chucky, and Daniel; and 9 great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Chuck Carnell and Imogene Gabriel and her dog, Gretchen.
Roxie was a nurse for many years, working for OSF at the Sisters’ Home, St. Francis’ emergency room and at doctor’s offices. She loved being a nurse and even helped care for fellow residents at Morton Villa. Roxie collected Cabbage Patch dolls, was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed astrology.
A private funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will be at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Pastor Steve Graffis will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Kidney Foundation.
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