Nancy A. Israel
November 05, 1937 ‒ August 13, 2016
Nancy A. Israel, age 78 of Centerburg passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Countryview of Sunbury.
She was the only child born to the late Denton and Awanda (Andres) Harsha on November 5, 1937 in Columbus. Nancy was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School in 1956 and married her high school sweetheart Charles “Andy” Israel in 1958. Together they made a home and raised their eight children. Most proud of their marriage Andy considered her his best friend and a wonderful mother. Sadly Andy passed away in 2007.
Nancy was a member of St. John Neumann Church and the Centerburg Senior Center. She enjoyed reading, friends, family history, gardening, canning, bingo and playing various games with her grandchildren. A true people person Nancy was kind, patient, and possessed a gentle spirit. She loved to laugh and there was never a harsh word spoken.
Her Cocker Spaniel; Fanny held a special place in her heart, but nothing compared to her treasured children and grandchildren. She made each one feel special, none more than the other. She took pleasure in attending every activity and was truly engaged in every aspect of their lives. Simply put there was no better mother.
She is survived by those whom she loved the most, her children; Laura (Mike) Julian, Tim (Kathy) Israel, Lisa (Doug) Brown, Terry Israel, Lynne Teale (Adam Lodermeier), Amy (Chris) Titler, Rachel (Chad) Long, David (Jill) Israel, precious grandchildren: Aaron, Lindsey, Leah, Zach Julian, Holly (Ethan) Rector, Dan (Cassie), Chris (T.J.) and Katy Israel, Andy (Abbey) Schnack, Hayden , Savannah, and Rachael Brown, Drew, Stephanie, Derrick Israel, Joey, Jacob, Josh Teale, Sienna, Caleb, Josh, and Matthew Titler, Tyler, Hayley, and Ryan Long, Alex Israel, great-granddaughter Adelaide Schnack, and sister-in-law Iris Long of Knoxville, TN.
Friends may call 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. S. R. 61 at S.R. 3, Sunbury, where services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will be held at a later date in the Eastview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Centerburg Senior Center, 119 S Preston St, Centerburg, OH 43011 or St. John Neumann Church, 9633 E. SR 37, Sunbury, OH 43074.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com