Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Janice Ann Nixon, 68, Keokuk


Janice Ann Nixon, 68 of Keokuk, IA died Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Mississippi Valley Healthcare in Keokuk.

She was born May 23, 1953 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Claude “Tom” and Leona M. Abrahams Nixon. Janice graduated from Keokuk High School with the class of 1971 and attended Southeastern Community College in Keokuk.

She had been employed at several local businesses through the years including Woolworth, Keokuk Area Hospital and Casey’s in both Keokuk and Montrose, IA.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk and was also a member of the Keokuk Jayceettes.

Janice enjoyed shopping, traveling and was an avid Elvis Presley fan.  She was a left handed golfer and always liked playing a round of golf.  She also enjoyed all types of crafts, especially crocheting and jewelry making.  Janice adored all of the people at the nursing home.  She loved playing card games and Bingo with them and was ecstatic when she won a prize.

She is survived by four sisters, Nancy Nixon, Libby J. Wigginton (James) and Kim G. Hardy (Tim) all of Keokuk and Susan Stambach (Stan) of Nauvoo, IL, six nieces and nephews, Jackie Allen, David Allen (Mandee), Jennifer Bourgeois (Ryan), Ashley Manning (Shad), Shannon Smith (Scott) and Samantha Rose (Alan, Jr.), several great nieces and great nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Sandra Rae Nixon and Becky Worster.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA.   A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home with family meeting with friends from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Every Step Hospice or Southeast Iowa Dialysis.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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