Nancy M. Johnson of Westerville, Ohio, died on November 4, 2010 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Nancy was born on July 4, 1943 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Ellis L. and Annabelle (Sherer) Angene who preceded her in death. Nancy attended Holmes-Liberty School and was the valedictorian and class president of the graduating class of 1961. She received a Bachelor’s degree cum laude in elementary education from The Ohio State University in 1965. She taught third grade at Kearsley School in Bucyrus, Ohio for one year and at Evening Street School in Worthington for twenty years. On June 22, 1969 Nancy married Larry L. Johnson who survives her. Larry and Nancy were fully devoted to working together to support each other and to make a good life for each other despite the many challenges posed by Nancy’s illnesses. They enjoyed forty one years of happiness working together as a team. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by an infant brother and an infant sister. In addition to her husband, Nancy is survived by a brother, Lyle Angene of Bucyrus, Ohio; a sister Carol Ann and her husband Arthur Rush of Barrington, Illinois, Carol and Arthur’s daughter Tonya and her husband Joseph Luniak of Kildeer, Illinois, Tonya and Joe’s daughter Kylie, Carol and Arthur’s son Timothy Rush of Saline, Michigan; a sister Jane Angene and her husband David Tuttle of Boise, Idaho; a sister-in-law Linda (Johnson) Evec and her husband Ted Evec of Westerville, Ohio, Linda and Ted’s daughter Erin and her husband Brad Lemity of Hilliard, Ohio, Erin’s daughter Micah, Micah’s son BJ, Erin’s son AJ, and Linda and Ted’s son Erik Evec and his wife LeEdra of Blacklick, Ohio and their sons Ryan and Mitchell. Nancy was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bucyrus, Ohio, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, the National Audubon Society, and Rockwell Springs Trout Club. Nancy and Larry loved to travel, visit their farm near Bucyrus, work in their yard, attend OSU athletic events, fish at the Trout Club, and spend time with their many friends. A memorial service for Nancy M. Johnson will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 120 South Lane Street, Bucyrus, Ohio on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. with Pastor Steven Voelker officiating. The family will receive friends in the social hall of the church immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy M. Johnson Scholarship Fund through the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081. On line condolences to www.morelandfuneralhome.com. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Riverside Methodist and St. Ann’s Hospitals with special thanks to Nancy’s longtime physicians Dr. Elaine Beed and Dr. Nahid Dadmehr.
Pegi Engelman Linnabary - Nov 9, 2010
My deepest sympathies are with you…I was a student of Nancy’s at Evening St School the 1967-1968 school year. Of course then, she was Miss Angene. I have wonderful memories of her; she was a marvelous, kind and encouraging teacher. I remember when the two of you got engaged. It was very exciting for a bunch of little kids. She left a wonderful legacy…the world is a much better place for her having been here. Warmest regards, Pegi
Sarah M. Gettys - Nov 8, 2010
I was SO sorry to learn of Nancy’s passing when John called me a bit ago. Nancy was such a dear and I have had GREAT admiration for you, Larry, knowing what a loyal, dedicated caretaker you have been to her all these years.
I will write you a letter. Love, Sarah
John & Reva Hord - Nov 8, 2010
Our family was very saddened to hear about your loss. We know Nancy fought a courageous fight for many years and had a loving family next to her. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. John & Reva Hord of Arizona
Darby Puglielli - Nov 8, 2010
I love you and Nancy very much. Having her as my third grade teacher was a pivotal point in my life and has made me a stronger and more able person.
I posted the obituary on Facebook…
two of my best friends from third grade (Nancy paired me up with them) are still two of my best friends. Here is what they wrote:
Sharon Ault Peterson: Best. Teacher. Ever. 3rd Grade was awesome!
(Sharon is an elementary music teacher.)
Anthony Brooks: She touched a lot of lives, including mine. Mrs. Johnson was easily the kindest and most supportive teacher I had growing up. I have an amazing memory of her helping me make a Conestoga wagon!!
(Anthony went to Julliard, Cincinnati Conservatory and Yale for bass cello.)
Linda and Ted Beegle - Nov 7, 2010
Oh, Nancy, from our first meeting as dorm mates at Ohio State in 1961 to your great teaching of Toby and Nathaniel in 3rd grade at Evening Street some years later…. And then I remember your kindnness in bringing Carson a sunsuit when he was born in 1980. I was so lucky to have spoken at your retirement, and I compared your life to a patchwork quilt. Such nice memories of a dear friend.
Bill and Carol (McLaughlin) Stanley - Nov 6, 2010
We were very sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. We are praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have our deepest sympathies.
Charley & Jeannette Hale - Nov 6, 2010
Larry, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Richard told us yesterday. We enjoyed visiting with you and Nancy at the pub, and Tim’s parties. Nancy (as are you) was so kind and very nice.
Dale and Margie Hoyles - Nov 6, 2010
Larry, Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and all of the family.
Dale and Margie
Nathaniel Beegle - Nov 6, 2010
Larry, so sorry for your loss. She was a fantastic 3rd grade teacher and had a great impact on my life. I will miss her.
Johna Hastings - Nov 6, 2010
Dear Larry, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nancy was a wonderful teacher. She was loved by the children and staff at Eve. St. She used to come in to the office, sit on the counter and chat, especially at OSU time. She was a dear lady. She will be missed.
Dave & Carol Haller - Nov 5, 2010
So sorry to find out we’ve lost Nancy. She is truly an inspirational blessing from God. Please know thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your families.
Howard & Bonnie Koons - Nov 5, 2010
Larry: Your loved one has passed, but will never leave your heart and memories. Remember the good times!
Howard & Bonnie Koons
Gene and Sharon Brown - Nov 5, 2010
Larry – we are so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. We enjoyed seeing you both when you would stop by our tailgate at OSU. She was very kind and warm person – do take care and know she left a hole in all of our hearts.
Jean E. Semonoff - Nov 4, 2010
Larry, my thoughts and prayers have been with both you and Nancy the last few weeks. Now the love of your life is at peace and you are left memories of yesterday.
May you also find peace and grow from Nancy’s love and devotion that you will carry for ever.
You can rest easy knowing that you were an exceptional mate and caregiver.
Bill McCleery - Nov 4, 2010
Dear Larry —
I just learned of Nancy’s passing from Bob Bancroft. As I’ve told you before, Nancy and you have been an inspirational,model couple. The love and devotion you shared was exemplary. Now she is at peace…no more suffering and pain. I plan to attend the service on Sunday. You continue in my thoughts and prayers.
Your friend, Bill McCleery