Nancy R. Longwell

August 28, 1932 ‒ December 24, 2018

Lewis Center, Ohio

Nancy R. (Brown) Longwell, age 86, of Lewis Center, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2018 at her residence. Nancy was born in Columbus, OH to the late Amos E. and Ruth G. (Morrow) Brown.

She graduated from Sunbury High School in 1950, and worked in publications and creative media for Nationwide Insurance for many years before her retirement. A founding member of the Delaware Christian Church, Nancy was an active member of the congregation.

Someone who loved people, Nancy had many friends, and was very close to her family. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and enjoyed boating and traveling throughout the U.S. with her husband Lee.

In addition to her loving husband of over 67 years, Nancy is survived by daughter, Teresa Crowner, Newark, and by brother, Amos Brown, Columbus, and sister, Barbara Harmon, Columbus; grandchildren Stephanie (Robert) Corn, Columbus, and Carrie Elizabeth (Sean) Vaden, also of Columbus; and great grandchildren Lauren and Nathan Corn. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by son-in-law, David Crowner, and brother-in-law, Bill Harmon.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 in Sunbury, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park. Donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to: the Delaware Christian Church, 2280 W. William St., Delaware, OH 43015.

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  • My Aunt Nancy was the Sweetest,Kindest person that I ever knew,She had a Heart of Gold, And the sweet soft voice of an angel and the tone of her voice could calm even the wildest beast.She was such a special Aunt to me I love her and Uncle Lee soooo!much.Aunt Nancy will always have a Special place in my Heart ,I’ll never forget you or your sweet voice Love your Nephew Dean Longwell may you rest in Peace…

  • Aunt Nancy was a very sweet and god loving lady. I cherish the memories of birthday cards sent to me and my daughters that always came with a handwritten note, $2 folded in a tissue and a “God Bless You”. She will always have a special place in my heart. I love you Aunt Nancy 💚

  • Lee and family,
    I send sympathy for your loss. A very nice lady. You probably wont remember me from my work at Hoke Electric days. That was long ago. She was so polite.

  • Our Pastor has said many times that we should all radiate God’s love in dealing with others. We may be the only person some will ever meet that shows God’s love to them.
    My cousin Nancy always radiated that love in all she did!
    She was a great example of true Christian love and joy!

  • Words cannot express how much Nancy will be missed and what a loss this is for everyone fortunate enough to have known her and for our church family. Nancy was always there to encourage and share love with everyone. We will miss her “hugs” and that beautiful smile she always had to cheer us up. God truly blessed us with her and showed us what a true example of a Godly woman is. She was a tireless prayer warrior for everyone that had a need and loved to see what God was doing in answer to her prayers. She was one of a kind. I loved seeing her light up when she talked about the love of her life Lee and the wonderful life she had shared with him. That kind of love is rare. I feel so fortunate to have had the privilege to call her my friend. I know some day we will all be greeted in heaven once again with that gentle voice and big hug that she was always so eager to give. May you rest in the arms of Jesus my friend until we meet again. Thanks for sharing God’s love with us all through your life.

  • Aunt Nancy was literally the sweetest person I’ve ever known. She saw the good in everyone and always spoke with love and positivity. I will miss her soft sweet voice and smile. I will also miss the birthday cards and thoughtful calls and texts. Nancy left an incredible legacy that we will live on for generations. I will strive to be more like my Aunt Nancy everyday.

  • Dear Lee and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing, yet we know she is healed and with our Lord and Savior Jesus. Nancy exemplified all we are to be in Christ. She was always concerned for others and listened as if you were the only one who mattered. She possessed the qualities asked of her for this short life, and we know she will be deeply missed.

    On behalf of our families, please know you are in our prayers and thoughts.

    In sympathy,
    Lorraine, Diane, Jeff, Wayne, Fran and families

  • We send our condolences to the family for your loss. Aunt Nancy was a very kind hearted lady and will be missed. I will cherish the memories I have of her. She always had a warm smile.
    Our sympathy
    Charles and Family

  • Heaven gained another precious soul on Christmas Eve. My Aunt Nancy was one of the kindest, most wonderful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have nothing but the warmest, fondest memories with her, & she will always have a special place in my heart. As a teenager, she was a mentor & friend during difficult times. We became pen pals, & her words of encouragement carried me through. Each year, I looked forward to her cards & phone calls on my birthday & that tradition continued when I had children of my own. I thank God for placing her in our lives. I’ve never met someone as close to a saint. She was a blessing to all those who knew her & I can only hope to be half the woman she was. I love you, Nancy.

  • Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Nancy was a wonderful, kind, loving, and thoughtful woman who will be greatly missed. She started out as my supervisor back in 1978 and over the years we became friends. We might not have seen each other on a daily basis but we kept in touch through the years. Steven and I looked forward to her calls on our anniversary and birthdays. Our dear friend is no longer with us and she will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Nancy, and God Bless.