Rev. Nancy Erickson Stanton

November 02, 1937 ‒ November 08, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Rev. Nancy Erickson Stanton, 81, of Mansfield passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home.

The daughter of Lester and Lettie (Beck) Hamman, Nancy was born November 2, 1937 in Sioux City, Iowa.  She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1955.  Nancy continued her education at Capital University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  She later earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Master’s Degree in Social Work.

At a young age, Nancy connected music with her spirituality.  She began serving in the church as a musician, choir director and organist.  An ordained priest, Nancy retired while serving St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lewis Center.  She was currently a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield.

Nancy lived a spirit-filled life.  Gracious in nature, her door was always open for any stray animal or friend in need.

She is survived by her six children with Merle Moore: Marci (Jeffrey) Sengstock of Shiloh, Marla Sigler of Mansfield, Kathy (Danny) Jarrell of Mansfield, Melissa (James) Harrison of Appleton, Wisconsin, Kirsten (John) Johnson of Columbus, Mark D. (Cathy) Moore of Grove City, and adopted daughter Kiri Johnston of Columbus; 16 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; sister Penny O’Connell, brother Gordon Clark; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her great grandson Christopher Rollins; brother Eric Erickson.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5-7pm at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue Tuesday from 1-2pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 where funeral services will begin at 2 pm.  Father Joe Ashby will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to Grace Episcopal Food Pantry or Kingwood Center Gardens may be made through the funeral home.

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  • To all of my step children, grand children and great grand children, I’m so sorry for your loss. I love you all so much. I know how much you will miss Nancy. I will always be here for you. God bless you all.
    All my love,
    Dave Brandenburg

  • Nancy’s life and ministry was a true blessing to our family. Her love of Christ and the sacrificial love for others that she demonstrated are remembered and cherished. Your family remains in my prayers as you face this loss. As I contemplate Nancy’s passing, I know that her Lord is holding her close to his heart and that she is bathed in His light and joy everlasting.

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • So Very sorry for your loss , Our prayers are with you remember her love will be with you always , Jim & Sue Thomas

  • To each of Nancy’s family, my heartfelt sympathy to you all. She was a wonderful friend and Mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to you all . We will all miss her. Love and prayer, Pauline Butler, a long time friend.

  • I always enjoyed visiting with your mom when I worked at Winchester terrace nursing home I loved listening to her stories and seeing her dog come to visit her she always had a smile on her face I will miss her

  • What a sad day for all of us. But a glorious day for Nancy as she meets her Savior. She will be missed and remembered for he ministry. Condolences to all.

  • We lift up Nancy in thanksgiving for her life and gifts that she shared with so many of us over the years. Extending the “sure and certain hope of the resurrection” to her. Prayers of comfort to each member of her family. “Jesus said, ‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.’ ” – John 14:1 God’s Peace.

  • We mourn with those of us left behind, but rejoice with Nancy as she stands in the light of Christ and hears well done good and faithful servant.

    God bless her as she blessed us with tender love, compassion, and reassurance during a family tragedy.

    Condolences to Mother Nancy’s family and all who loved her.

  • Remembering Mother Nancy with fondness.
    she was a great help to me when she was a member of my small group at St. Andrew’s. She will be blessed as she enters the presence of our Lord and Savior. Rest in peace, Mother Nancy.

  • We’re thinking of you and praying for God’s comfort for you. From all of us – Faith and Phil Sealy,Annette LaBrake, Marion Bowers and Marlene Angevine.

  • Our deepest condolences to all her family . If you were a friend, you were family to her. Our family was that “stray animal” that wondered gratefully into her life. She was nothing less than Christ had taught. She became our beacon, our mentor, our comforter…and reconnector to God. The last I spoke with her, I had offered a fully paid getaway to visit the South but she truly didn’t think she could make the trip. We stayed in touch thru email. I still have the cross she gave me that I will always treasure. She will be sorely missed. The Meyers Family will never forget her.

  • I’m sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. May the good memories hold and comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

  • I have sat down a couple times over the past few days to try and type out something here to express just how much Nancy has meant to me, but my words fail me. Nancy was a friend, a mentor and like a second mother to me. She was a true Christian and to know her was to know the love of Jesus Christ. I rejoice to know that she is with Christ in the fellowship of all of the angels and saints, but I am also grieving to know that I have to walk the rest of my pilgrimage on this earth without her.

  • Mark – for you, your sisters and the rest of your family –

    May the fond memories of your mom be held close to your hearts. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Matt and Erica Marshall

  • Nancy served with me at St. John’s,Worthington for many years with faith, grace, humor and loving care. She is one of the Saints of God.

    Arthur Hadley.

  • To the family of Rev. Nancy E. Stanton

    “Your very sweet Nancy always made our Bingo visits so extra special.” We have and will miss her smiling face.

    God’s Blessings and Love,

    The Ladies Bingo mission of First Christian Church
    200 W. Third Street
    Mansfield OH