Nelda Jean Moughan, 91, of Springfield, passed away at 2:02 PM, Monday, October 10, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born on August 29, 1925, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of the late Oscar and Esther (Copes) Aten. She married James Moughan on October 9, 1975, in Decatur. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2008.
Surviving are one stepdaughter Debra (Dale) DeWeese of Lonedell, Missouri, four stepsons John (Rita) Moughan of Springfield, David (Pamela) Moughan of Salisbury, James (Jeannette) Moughan of Rochester and Mark (Susan Milner) Moughan of Elkhart, 15 step grandchildren, 21 step great grandchildren, two nephews Rudy (Carol) Aten of Galesburg and Jerry (Polly) Aten of Oro Valley, Arizona. She was preceded in death by a step son Michael Moughan, a brother Cline Aten and infant sister.
Nelda worked in the office of Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad for 18 years retiring in 1989. She was a volunteer at Memorial Medical Center for 12 years and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:15 AM, Saturday, October 15, 2016, the Rushville City Cemetery, where interment will follow. A Memorial Gathering will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to Memorial Medical Center Foundation or the Animal Protective League.