Nancy L. Bailey was born September 21, 1931 and entered the presence of the Lord on Friday, May 17, 2019. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the Breakpointe Community Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by the celebration of life service at 11:00 a.m. Nancy’s final resting place will be at the Ursina Cemetery in Ursina, Pennsylvania.
Nancy was born in Confluence, Pennsylvania, to Darrell and Dorothy Lingenfield. She spent her formative years in Confluence surrounded by a large extended family and attended local schools. She graduated from Turkeyfoot Valley High School in Confluence and was recognized as the valedictorian of her graduating class. During her adult life, she worked at Black’s Dry Goods Store which eventually led her to a long and successful career with J. C. Penny’s Company. In addition to her work, Nancy singlehandedly raised her beloved daughter and cared for her mother during her mother’s extended illness. She enjoyed Tai Chi and other activities in her pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. In her retirement years, Nancy enjoyed reading, working in her yard, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She loved using her computer, checking her email daily, staying up to date with current events, and was always ready to learn new things. Nancy was highly intelligent, a very wise decision-maker, and a dedicated and determined individual who led an independent and successful life until her passing.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lee Holz, and four grandchildren, Alicia Stremick (Cj.), Douglas Holz (Metra), Jeffrey Holz, and Lindsey Holz. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren, Fisher and Mallory Stremick, Sophia, Aiden, and Logan Holz, and Mckenna and Brooklyn Holz-Estrada. Additionally, Nancy is survived by one sister, Sandy Satterfield, one nephew, Darrell Lingenfield III (Ellen), and two nieces, Wanda Wilson and Gerri Kay Layton. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Pauline Franklin, and her brother, Darrell Lingenfield II.
In the words of Fred Bauer in his tribute to Helen Steiner Rice, “She was different, she was special, unique in a thousand ways; She was giving, she was loving, and we’ll miss her all our days.” So it is, we will miss the wonderful and unique person that Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Nancy was to each of us in so many ways.