Nancy Jo Abbey, 65, of Clinton passed away peacefully Saturday (April 6, 2019) with her family by her side.


She was born Sept. 26, 1953, in Gibson City, to Delmar and Mary Anderson Bedel.


Nancy is survived by her children, Lucas (Susan) Young of Scottsbluff, Neb., Nichole Brown of Indiana, Derek Young (Casey) of Champaign and Jeremy Young (Stephanie) of Hartsburg. She is also survived by her father, Delmar (Joann) Bedel; 10 grandchildren, Cameron Craig (Brittney), Casey Prewitt (Aubrey), Daisey Prewitt (Raul II), Lillie and Ivie Prewitt, Nevaeh Young, Daniel Young, Ellery Del Young, and Anna and Levi Henderson; four great-grandchildren, Kaislee Craig, Kamri and Karson Dietz and Raul Miramontes III; four sisters, Claudia Bedel (Denny), Karen Fairley, Barb (Jeff) Nagel and Susan (Steve) Lee; and four brothers, Grant (Tamee) Bedel, Mike (Shirl) Bily and Steve (Judy) Bily and Robert Borchers. 


She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Anderson Bedel.


Nancy Jo was a homemaker who loved to spend time with her family and her beloved animals, especially her two French bulldogs, Rocoe and Gus, and her cat, Princess. She cherished her granddogs, Cagn (Derek) and Benny (Jeremy), as well.


There wasn’t a thrift shop in Illinois that Nancy Jo hadn’t visited. She was fond of butterflies and rainbows and believed that love was the greatest gift of all.


The family would like to thank Michelle, Tresa and Rick for their continued love, care and assistance over the past few years.


Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will host a celebration of life service later this spring.


Memorial contributions may be made to Wish Bone Canine Rescue, 2020 Bunn St., Bloomington, IL 61704, or at Condolences may be left at

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