Nadine Mary Ibbotson, 71, of Burlington, died at 7:45 PM Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Danville Care Center.
Born March 3, 1950, at the Burlington Hospital, she was the daughter of John Luther and Eunice Louisa Houseman Ibbotson of Mediapolis.
As a youngster Nadine and her family lived at Meeker's Landing north of Burlington and in Kingston, IA. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1968, Southeastern Community College in 1970, and University of Iowa in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
During school she worked at the Burlington Public Library as a student aide. After school she worked at Iowa City Press-Citizen in Iowa City, becoming a reporter with her own byline, writing news and feature articles. Then she took a job at the University of Iowa in a research study group. Her interviewing skills were used with participants regarding their use of saccharin as it related to the study. After returning to Burlington to live, Nadine continued her long time membership in the First Presbyterian Church and became the church secretary. For a number of years she was the manager of Burlington's King's Daughter Home.
She was a former moderator of the Presbyterian Women and a past member of Burlington Women's Group
Survivors include one sister, Nola Wilson of Milton, Iowa; one brother, John Ibbotson of Burlington; nephews and nieces, David Wilson, Dr. Deanna Wilson, Brian Wilson, Julie Snyder, Jennifer Dixon, Janine Fidler, Steve Vosecky, Lynn Ibbotson Humphreys, Meredith Lee, Dianne Hayes, and John Ibbotson,
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leslie and Madge Ibbotson and John and Lulu Houseman; one sister, Nina Vosecky; one brother-in-law, Jimmy Wilson and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.
The memorial service for Ms. Ibbotson will be 1:00 PM Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Debra L. Kinney officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Kings Daughters and Sons Home in Burlington.
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