|Dr. Jessie Nixon|
FLORIDA-Dr. Jessie K. Nixon Ph.D, 85, of Sarasota, FL passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. She was born in rural Coal City, the daughter of Thomas McLuckie Sr. and Rose Marta-McLuckie.
Jessie was a professor at Ball State University in Muncie, IN and retired to Hawaii and then Florida.
She is survived by her nephews Glen McLuckie of Mazon and Dr. James Pantaleone Ph.D (wife Sharyl) and their children: Robert Pantaleone, David Pantaleone and Scott Pantaleone, all of Anchorage, AK; nieces, Carol Pantaleone of Batavia, IL; Jill McLuckie of Gurnee, IL and Diane McLuckie of Mazon and sister-in-law, Darlene McLuckie of Mazon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Howard "Ken" Nixon; brother, Thomas McLuckie; sister, June Pantaleone; brother-in-law, James J. Pantaleone and nephew, Mark McLuckie.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Jennings Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be sent to Jennings Funeral Home, 5750 Swift Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231.