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Nancy and I were at United Seminary in Dayton ,Ohio. She was single parenting, carrying a large academic load and working- each a full time job leaving little time for self care. She was often weary beyond description, working on few hours of rest, yet she had a special light in her that drew others to her. We would sit and chat late at night as I grew to admire her. Somehow the world seems a bit dimmer without her,

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Posted by: D Ann Luzader - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   Jul 23, 2016

Nancy came to Lindsey just after my mom died. I needed a strong woman in my world. She lived so close to church and to my dad that I saw her nearly every day. She introduced me to Gevalia coffee when you had to order it because nobody close by to Lindsey sold it in the stores. Her words often saved me. I so appreciate all she did in my life.


Posted by: Donna Reed - Tucson, AZ - Friend   Jul 15, 2016

Aunt Nancy always had a way of making you feel better no matter what might be going on. She was always ready with love and encouragement. I am comforted to think that her spirit will always be near.

Love to my cousins - Donna Hall


Posted by: Donna Hall - St. Louis, MO - Family   Jul 14, 2016

Nancy and I shared a lot of summers together when she visited us in Ohio during our younger years which were lots of fun....She was seriously considering a trip to see me this summer but the circumstances came up and she decided not to come which was a big disappointment to my but I truly understood her reasoning...I know Nancy is going to have fun up there in the wonderful place called HEAVEN...but she will truly be missed by all of her family members....nLY8c


Posted by: Bonnie Wentworth - Palmer, AK - Family   Jul 14, 2016

Dear Family,
We send you our sincere sympathy. Your mom was one of a kind... generous, friendly, community oriented and just a really nice person. We did not attend Lindsey Church, but that did not matter to her, we were treated as part of her "flock". She was very helpful with my aging parents...she had great insight. We hope your many memories and faith will ease your grief. Our condolences to you all.


Posted by: Gary and Mary Jeanette - lindsey, OH   Jul 14, 2016

Love you all. Loved my sweet Aunt


Posted by: Sue McCord - Peoria, AZ - Family   Jul 14, 2016

I first met you in Sunday school class- one of the 4 Nancy's- in Stewartstown, PA in 1981. We soon became great friends. So much we shared together and our children too. My goodness, the long, long theological talks we'd have! You moved. I moved. We grew older. Distance has a way of separating that we try to overcome. We didn't get to speak often, but when we did, we picked right up on our conversations as though time had

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Posted by: Lynn Lear - Wichita, KS - Friend   Jul 14, 2016

She was a wonderful blessing to our family while she served at Lindsey Trinity. It was a privilege to work with her there. I will miss her words of wisdom. Comforting prayers to all those who knew and loved her.


Posted by: Nancy Lipstraw - Lindsey, OH - Friend   Jul 14, 2016