Nina Marie Doolen, 80, of Sparta, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Sparta Community Hospital. She was born on February 21, 1937 in Centralia, IL, the daughter of the late Oral and Minnie (Dulaney) Hodge. Nina and Gerald Doolen were united in marriage on December 31, 1965 in Central City, IL and the Methodist Church. Nina was a Beautician for many years. She was a member of the Randolph County Extension, Cosmotology Association, and a Volunteer at the Randolph County Care Center. Nina was also a playground supervisor, Brownie Scout Troop Leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother.
Nina is survived by her husband, Gerald Doolen of Sparta, IL; daughter, Dina (Susan Goldstein) Doolen of Tucson, AZ; two sons Damon Doolen of Crown Point, IN and Dan (Pam) Doolen of Sparta, IL; two sisters Lorraine Claybaugh of Centralia, IL and Nadine Spinner of Centralia, IL; two grandchildren Tiffanie Doolen of Nashville, TN and Samantha Gentry of Sparta, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Nina is preceded in death by her parents, one sister Dolores and two brothers Charles and Don
Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at McDaniel & Lee Family Funeral Home in Sparta, IL
Burial will be at Doolen Cemetery in Kinmundy, IL at a later date
Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army or American Diabetes Association or The Pat Summit Foundation