Marian Jean ‘GG’ Nelson Doubet

Aug. 28, 1924-Nov. 20, 2020


Marian Jean “GG” Nelson Doubet, 96, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on Aug. 28, 1924, at Galva, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Anderson Nelson. She was raised in Galva and graduated in 1942 from Galva High School. She then attended the University of Illinois where she met her future husband. On August 10, 1944 she was united in marriage to Charles J. Doubet in Galva, Illinois.

This happy union of 57 years was blessed with a daughter, Diana and a son, Stephen. Charles was inducted into the United States Army and after returning home the family settled on a farm in 1951 in Darlington and this would be where she raised her family. Marian helped her husband with the family farm, was a caregiver, homemaker, wife and mother.

She was a faithful member of the Darlington United Methodist Church and helped with the ladies missionary circle. Marian read her Bible daily and studied her devotions. She enjoyed playing golf, card games, board games, shopping, was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan, and loved to paint. She moved to Madison in 2016 to be near her daughter and son-in-law.

Marian died at 8:34 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison. Marian will be missed by her loving daughter, Diana Bush and her husband, John of Madison; her loving son, Stephen Doubet of Darlington; her loving granddaughter, Jennifer Rhodes and her husband, Chan of Wamego, Kansas; her loving grandson, Matthew Bush of Louisville, Kentucky; her adoring great-grandchildren, John Rhodes and Ella Rhodes; her brother, Harlan Nelson and his wife, Sally of Galesburg, Illinois; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Nelson; her mother, Myrtle Anderson Nelson; and her husband of 57 years, Charles J. Doubet, who died Jan. 17, 2002.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Darlington-Greenlawn Cemetery, Darlington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darlington United Methodist Church, 201 W. Harrison St., Darlington, IN 47940 or the Covered Bridge Fund, P.O. Box 578, Darlington, IN 47940. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover.

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