Margaret L. Nance, 78, of Overland Park, Kan., formally of Pattonsburg, Mo., passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Overland Park.

Margaret L. Nance, 78, of Overland Park, Kan., formally of Pattonsburg, Mo., passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Overland Park.


Margaret was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Boliver, Mo., to Lee and Mildred Moore. Her family moved to Independence, Mo., where she attended William Chrisman High School. She married Marion Nance in 1954 and spent her married life living on a farm near Pattonsburg, Mo. Following graduation from William Jewell College, she became a devoted elementary school teacher in the Pattonsburg and Maysville school districts. Margaret loved to teach, and after 39 years, she retired in 1994. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, who passed away in 1997.


She is survived by her children, Allan Nance, Overland Park, Kan., Larry Nance (Betty), Roeland Park, Kan., and Susie Turner (Jeff), Overland Park, Kan.; one brother, Bob Moore, Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Mary McEvers, Independence, Mo., and Jean Thompson, La Habra, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 10000 W. 75th St., Shawnee Mission, KS.


She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.



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