Bryan E. Nance

July 22, 1938 ‒ December 14, 2016

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Bryan E. Nance, age 78, of Mount Gilead, passed away Wednesday night, December 14, 2016 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born on July 22, 1938, to the late Dorrance E. “Slim” and M. Catherine (Weir) Nance, in Marion. Bryan was a graduate of Edison High School.

On June 1, 1957, Bryan married the love of his life, Margaret A. Wilson. Together they have shared 59 wonderful years of marriage.

Bryan was a repairman for Whirlpool Corporation. In 2001, Bryan retired from there after 44 years of dedicated service.

With a love for the outdoors, Bryan enjoyed tending to his garden. He also liked working in his woodworking shop where he created many wonderful pieces. Bryan was a member and former trustee of the Edison United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters: Elizabeth Weaver of Rock, MI, Brenda (Fred) Roth of Marion, and Barbara (Terry) Phillips of Marion; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a sister, Donna (Walter) Morton of Galena.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His family will greet friends from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead). Services celebrating his life will be held there on Monday, December 19, 2016, at 11 AM, with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Edison United Methodist Church or to the charity of donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Bryan’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Dear Margaret Ann and family members: Pat and I are saddened by the news of Bryan’s passing. You are in our prayers that God will give you the strength to get through the trauma of losing Bryan so quickly after such a short illness. We are pleased that we were able to share happy times together during our recent visit to family in Mount Gilead. These were cherished times for us. God Bless and keep you all. Love Pat, Robert and Aunt Joan from Australia.

  • Margaret, Sorry to hear of Bryan’s passing. He was a good man. God will get you through these trying days, lean on Him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings.

  • Dear Margaret; So sorry when I heard of your loss of Bryan. I believe you, Bryan and I spent all 12 years attending the Edison school. Bryan was one of my best friends during those years, both growing up on farms, both in the same 4-H club during our younger years and then spent much time together in FFA during high school. Although we haven’t been close since then, I still have fond memories of those times. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Margaret, LIbby, Brenda & Barb:

    I am sorry for your loss of Bryan. As a child I remember being in awe of how tall and kind he was. He always had a smile or would play a game during our family reunions and I remember thinking of how much of a loving father he must be. God is ever near to those who have a broken heart. Through the loss of Bryan tears your world apart and it seems so overwhelming, know that God is with you and He will carry you through the pain.

    Love across the miles,

  • Margaret, I was shocked and saddened at the news of Brian’s death. He was always a good guy in school. I didn’t see much of him after but he made a positive impression during the time that I had contact with him. I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Sorry to hear of Bryans passing, I worked with him at Whirlpool for many years he was a very nice person always nice to talk with, Prayers for his Family and Friends for their loss .

  • Margaret, Brenda, Barb, Libby an families. We are so sorry to hear about Bryan. You all were such great neighbors to us when we lived in Edison, we watched your girls grow up then everyone went their separate ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Janet and Cody as well as I know you were all very close. We pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort. Love and Prayers, Roger &Jan