Nina Mary Gairani, 41, of Springfield died at 5:15 am, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born November 23, 1968 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Sally James Andrews. She married Matt Gairani on November 23, 1993. Preceding her in death are her father; one aunt, Katie Klein and grandparents, Vivian Schuecking Andrews and James William Andrews.
Nina is survived by her husband, Matt; mother, Sally James Andrews; a son, Nicholas and a daughter, Andrea, all of Springfield. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in law; Victor (Cheryl) Gairani of St. Charles, MO, Donna (Kent) Jacobs of Springfield, Andrew (Andrea) Gairani of Naperville, Rhett (Megumi) Gairani of Springfield, and Cecelia Gairani of Springfield; mother and father-in-law, Victor and Kathlyn Gairani of Springfield; one uncle, Guy B. Andrews of Anaheim, CA; several nieces, nephews and two cousins, Christine Smith and Paul Michael Klein.
Nina was a member of The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and a former member of the Evening Republican Club. She attended Lincoln Land Community College, enjoyed listening to Jazz, loved animals and enjoyed trying everything once. Nina was a homemaker.
Visitation: 4 – 7 p.m., Friday, October 8, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 11 am, Saturday October 9, 2010 at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Reverend Peter Harman officiating. Entombment will follow at Oak Ridge Chapel Mausoleum.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the Charity of Donor’s Choice.
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