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Nina J. Sofolo

Published: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

“For we live by faith, not by sight.  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:7.

MOUNT MORRIS – Nina J. Moody Sofolo, 74, stepped into heaven on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris, after a faith-sustained battle with a very long and difficult illness.

Nina was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of William and Dorothy (Bruce) Moody. She married Donald Sofolo on Sept. 15, 1966, in Dixon. Nina graduated from Sauk Valley College of Nursing in 1975. She served as a registered nurse at KSB Hospital for 28 years in the departments of Obstetrics, Cardiac Rehab, Home Health Care, and the emergency room. She also worked with the Center for Health Services in Oregon, retiring in 2003. Nina loved being a nurse and taking care of others.

Nina was a member of Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris. She enjoyed Bible studies, reading, swimming, gathering with family and friends, and spending time at a cabin in Wild Rose, Wis. But ,her greatest enjoyment was being able to touch the lives of those around her with the same love that God bestowed upon her. Nina was a role model for all who knew her.

Nina is survived by her husband, Don Sofolo of Mount Morris; three sons, Ken (Toni) Sofolo of San Jose, Calif., Keith (Karen) Sofolo of Roscoe, and Don (Lori) Sofolo of Naperville; 11 grandchildren, Becky, Kyle, Julia, Savana, Clinton, Justin, Lucas, Lexi, Lindsey, Allie, and Haylee; one brother, Wayne Moody of Springfield, Mo.; and a former daughter-in-law and longtime friend, Wendy Cann (Sofolo).

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Moody; and one sister, Marcia Moody.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, with the Rev. Bruce McKanna, pastor, officiating. A luncheon and fellowship will follow the service at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris.

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