83, of Cedar Lake and formerly Lowell, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, Saturday May 30, 2020. She is survived by her husband of nearly 51 years, Ken; daughters, Susan (Ledayna Scott) Struck of Cedar Lake and Kim (John) Harris of Lowell; grandchildren, Thomas, Bill (Eva) and Brad Struck; Jordan (Claire), Noah and Ben Harris, 5 great grandchildren and her brother, Kirby (Margie) Hamm. She was preceded in death by her children, Mark and Kenna, a sister, Jewell Ross and her parents, Willie and Bayna Hamm. Being raised in North Carolina, Nancy was a very gentile and hospitable southern lady with a passion for hard work, integrity, and family. As a teenager, she didn’t want to spend her life in a textile mill and set her sights towards California. Since her Dad didn’t want her going on her own, he moved the whole family out there to start their new adventure together.
While in California, she worked as a Bookkeeper for Flying Tigers airlines and was quickly promoted to the Executive Secretary for the President of the company. She also began her family and ultimately chose them over her career. She married the love of her life, a Navy man, in 1969 in Hawaii. They then proceeded to make their home around the world in places such as: Florida; Cuba; Mississippi; California; Arizona, and even Ecuador. No matter where they were, her aim was always to provide a loving and nurturing home where music and laughter were plentiful. Although she tended to be more serious-minded, her sense of humor was cleverly spot-on and her laughter was highly infectious. She could be a bit of a spitfire, but in the most endearing ways. Her intuition and connection with others were gifts she utilized with wisdom and grace. Nancy was a selfless person who focused on her Lord and her family. She lived as an example of generous servant who was always willing to help others. She felt like her purpose in life was to take care of others, and she was a natural at it. Smart, creative, and beautiful – inside and out – she encouraged those around her to grow, most especially children, who were her favorite people. Kids were drawn to her genuine caring nature. Her own children and grandchildren never doubted she loved them unconditionally. She was the heart of our family and a fabulous friend, who will be greatly missed by her husband, family and church family – all over the world. Her eyes were fixed on Jesus as she continued to live in faith, as she felt the strong pull of Heaven and the great longing to go. While her last few months here on earth were plagued with struggles with her health and memory, she continued to remain faithful and press on. She knew this world wasn't her home and she was ready to return to her Maker and be united with her children and parents. We are certain she's now earned her reward and is finally Home where she belongs.
Nancy was a member of Lowell Church of Christ.
Visitation, Saturday June 6 from 10-12, concluding with Funeral Services at 12, all at her church, 299 N. Burr St. **Please use Entrance D-The Hope Center** Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Arrangements through Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Lowell Church of Christ. Our family would like to thank everyone who has helped to show support and care for us and Nancy, especially Kelly.
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Lowell Church of Christ of Christ
299 S. Bur St., Lowell IN 46356