Nelda Louise Webster age 68, of Essex, IL passed away July 15, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. Born November 22, 1952 in Kankakee, IL to the late Cecil Edward and Clara Ann (nee Fortna) Kurtenbach. 

Nelda graduated from Reddick High School with the class of 1970 and over the years attended the United Methodist Church in Essex.

 For many years she worked in the cafeteria at Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood and prepared many meals for the student athletes before their big games. 

Surviving are two children, Brennen (Sylvia Vaughn) Webster of Essex and Heather (Tim) Harms of Essex; five grandchildren, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Addison Harms, Violet Webster and Lucas Vaughn; two brothers, Ronald (Carol) Kurtenbach and Gerald Kurtenbach, both of Essex; two sisters Marcia (Stephen) Campbell of Essex and Phyllis Kurtenbach of Vandalia, IL; numerous nieces, nephews and their families; and her husband, Dennis W. Webster of Essex. 

Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Dustin Webster (11/17/2017); one brother, Monte Ray (Shirley) Kurtenbach; and two nephews, Rob and Ryan Kurtenbach. 

Visitation for Nelda will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family or to the American Stroke Association: www.stroke.org would be appreciated.