Nancy L. Cummins 79, of Neodesha, Kansas passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, Kansas.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 am at Christ Church in Neodesha, Kansas, with Pastor Les Griffith officiating.
Nancy Louise McClelland was born June 14, 1939 in Girard, Kansas, the daughter of William Phillip McClelland and Mary Ellen (Cunningham) McClelland. She graduated from Wichita North High School in 1957. Nancy was united in marriage with Stewart C. Cummins on January 17, 1959 and they made their home in Leon, Kansas.
Nancy was a homemaker when her children were young. When her children were all in school, she entered the workforce and was employed by the Quick Trip Corporation, the Kansas Children’s Service League and finally Sands Level and Tool. In 1983 Nancy, Stewart and their youngest son Loren moved to Neodesha when Sands Level and Tool transferred all Wichita operations to Neodesha. Nancy was the payroll manager and typical “Girl Friday” for 35 years until her retirement in 2011.
When not spending time with her family, Nancy was active as a member of the Neodesha Tree Board, the Ministerial Alliance, the Neodesha Service Center, the W. A. Rankin Library Board and the Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Mu Master Chapter. Nancy enjoyed sewing, especially cross stitch. She was a veracious reader and loved mysteries, historical fiction and biographies. She kept her mind sharp by completing as many crosswords as possible and she never missed an episode of Jeopardy. She enjoyed baseball and could quote stats for many players and teams, past and present.
Nancy is survived by two sons; Phillip Cummins and wife Beth of Goddard, Kansas and Loren Cummins and wife Karen of Nixa, Missouri; three daughters; Beth White and husband Mark of Wichita, Kansas, Sara Puetz and husband Mitch of Andale, Kansas and April Booth and husband Jeffery of Neodesha, Kansas; brother-in-law Wes Cummins and wife Joyce of Boise, Idaho and sister-in-law Mona Mozingo and husband Ron of Winfield, Kansas, 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Nancy is preceded in death by her beloved husband Stewart, parents, brother Phillip McClelland, sister Mary Ruth Merritt, one great-granddaughter and one great grandson. Memorials can be sent in Nancy’s name to the Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Mu Master Chapter, care of Mina Olson or the W. A. Rankin Library, Neodesha, Kansas. On-line condolences can be left for the family at www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com
Sara, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying that God gives you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Prayers for my good friend Loren, and to the rest of the Cummins family.
Terry HonSaint Paul, TX
Mom you were the mother I wish everyone would have had. All the things you taught me about life so I can function in this crazy world we live in. The best thing you taught me is to be the best person I can be. Daddy let you be the person you wanted to be when you lived in a generation that wasn't to keen on that. I'll always remember the things you taught me. To say I miss you is an under statement. Goodbye is no good. Knowing that you are with daddy makes it a little better to get me through. I WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS.LOVE YOU BUNCHES
Beth WhiteWichita, KS
I worked with Nancy at Sands Level and Tool. She always had a smile and a positive word a real joy to work with. She will be missed.
Linda HughesThayer, KS
Nancy was a light, and a very bright one! We shared stories of children, grandchildren and the importance of being active in your faith equal to your family. I loved her exuberance and life, and miss so much already...
Karen BertelsNeodesha, KS
Sorry to hear and have you loose a loved one. From mine to yours and many more GOD Bless you and your Family, Jay!
So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Tracie L FeeserBranson, MO
My thoughts & prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.
Nancy SlaughterBroken arrow, OK
It is never easy to lose a loved one. We know the body is leased until we are called home. The joy of suffering, and pain is gone forever. Our family left on earth will always remember the joyful times, and will cherish for our lifetime.
Sara, know that the Gordon Parks family is here for you and your family at all times. Praise be to God for you and family.
Frank McClainWikchita, KS
Nancy was a sweet loving lady. I knew her and her husband since i was a kid they were the best people i have known i am praying for the family
Dustin blairBartlesville, OK
Thoughts and prayers to the family.even tho I’ve not seen Nancy in yrs she was always a great lady. I will never forget her beautiful smile and her laugh.