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Nina M. Drainer

d. April 6, 2017


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
: Father Paul Hartley.
Music: selected favorite songs.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Taylor Stegeman, Kyle Irwin, Melvin Jones, Ronnie Hendrix, Allen Nelson and John Howard Nelson.
Honorary Pallbearers: Cole Stegeman and Carson Drainer.

Nina M. (Nelson) Drainer passed away at 9:24 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Capitol Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was a Bowling Green High School graduate and member of Immaculate Conception of Jefferson City. Nina worked 22 years for Montgomery Wards and retired in 1995. She was her grandchildren's biggest cheerleader at their sporting and extracurricular events. Nina love to watch Cardinal baseball, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy. Some of her favorite pastimes included gardening, crochet, and traveling to reunions. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Nina loved sharing great stories and memories from her childhood years to her time spent with close friends in the Navy.

Born: February 28, 1937 in Bowling Green the daughter of Guy and Susie (Lennington) Nelson.

Married: John Robert Drainer on March 14, 1957 in Bowling Green.

Survivors include: husband, John of Jefferson City; daughter Diane Irwin (Don) and daughter Dawn Stegeman (Roger) all of Jefferson City; son Bob Drainer (Kim) of Wardsville; six grandchildren: Capt. Cole Stegeman (Sarah) of RAF Lakenheath, England; Taylor Stegeman, Lexi Stegeman; Kyle Irwin of Jefferson City; Carson Drainer and Elizabeth Drainer of Wardsville; brother, Fred Nelson (Mary) of Vandalia.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers: Ivan Nelson, Gale Nelson and Glen Nelson; two sisters: Vera Orf and Lucy Skillman.

Memorials are encouraged to Dr. Tamara Hopkins Patient Assistance Program and Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City

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