Ila Mae Nixon

October 29, 1946 - February 5, 2017
Ila Mae Nixon

Ila Mae Nixon, age 70, of Wilmington passed away on Sunday, at her residence. She was born on October 29, 1946 in Wadesworth, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Suwade) Engler.

She enjoyed walking and playing with her 3 fury children, Honey, Marie and Molly.

She was a parishioner of St Mary’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years Michael Nixon, one son Kenneth and wife Barbara Baker, of Wilmington,
one daughter Eydie Epply of Wilmington. Two brothers Butch and wife Donna Mumaw and Douglas Engler both of Wadsworth, Ohio.
one sister Maryann and husband Gary Euverard of Wilmington. Also survived by two granddaughters, Kristen and Celena, one grandson Zakery,
and one great granddaughter Chamberlyn.

A celebration of Ila’s life will be held on Sunday, at 3:00 pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel

Visitation will be prior from 1:00 to 3:00pm

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  • February 08, 2017
    Kendall Kaufman says:
    Aunt Ila, seriously there won't be a day that goes by I won't think of the spunky little fireball you are. Even though I didn't get to see you often my memories with you are just enough. I love you. We will take care of Uncle Mike for you. Miss you.

  • February 09, 2017
    Eric Nixon says:
    It was great seeing Aunt Ila just a few months ago. I loved that she was not afraid to wear her heart on the outside and that you knew how she felt. Uncle Mike, You have my sincerest condolences at this time. We have been praying for peace for you during this time. Remember the book of John chapter 11 verses 25-27 talks about the after life: 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

  • February 11, 2017
    Jeff Nixon says:
    I know Aunt Ila is enjoying a very happy afterlife right now. Uncle Mike, Katherine, Lexi and I send our love and prayers to you in this difficult time. May God hold all of you during this time but we know she will be smiling down tomorrow as everyone remembers the fun and joy she brought to all the lives she touched. We love you!!!