Wilma Faye (Linn) Nansel, 81, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday, March 24th, 2012, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
She was born November 22nd, 1930, in rural Lexington, Nebraska. She was the only child of Millard and Nellie (Peters) Linn. She attended rural school in Dawson County and graduated from Lexington High School in 1948 and Nebraska State Teachers College (University of Nebraska Kearney) in 1952. She taught high school business classes in Arnold, Nebraska, for one year.
Wilma married Wayne Nansel on June 6th, 1953, in Lexington. The couple lived on Wayne's family farm in Arnold until 1954, when they moved to her present home south of the Darr Bridge, the former Elmer Grafton farm.
Wilma was a member of the Lexington First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of Presbyterian Women. She cherished any opportunity to enhance her extensive knowledge of the Bible and she lived by example of her strong faith in God. Playing rummy and joking around her family were favorite past times. She enjoyed farm life and especially gardening and raising chickens.
Survivors include: two sons, Alan and Lynda Nansel, Little Rock, Arkansas and Gene Nansel, Lexington; three daughters, Kathy and Kent Trembly, Wahoo, Nebraska, Marcia Nansel and Marty Russon, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Diane and Mark Hall, Johnston, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Melissa (Christo) Philip, Jennifer (Ryan) Gross, Kristina Trembly, David (Lacy) Trembly, Andrew Czapla, Alyssa Czapla, Ian Nansel, Daniel Nansel, Reed Zapf and Rachel Heft; four great-grandchildren, Karuna, Luke and Vivek Philip and Hadlee Trembly.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son-in-law, Thomas Czapla; brother-in-law, Gary Bassett; sister-in-law, Charlotte Nansel; niece, Sandra Coleman and grandchild, Ryan Zapf.
A memorial service was held 11 a.m., on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating.
A private family burial service will be held at a later date at Fairview Cemetery south of Cozad, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lexington First Presbyterian Church, or the donor's choice. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneral home.com.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.