Nancy A. (Dundore) Shiley, 72, of Lancaster, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, following a long battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Tiffin, to the late Harry and Lucille (Myers) Dundore. She was a 1958 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School. She loved working with students, both as a teacher at Hilliard and Bloom Carroll high schools and as a guidance counselor at Thomas Ewing Junior High. Nancy loved to play all kinds of cards, teaching hundreds to play bridge. Nancy was a fanatic Buckeyes fan and enjoyed following all of her Ohio sports teams. She was an avid gardener and loved to be outside in God's creation. Nancy's greatest loves were her Savior and her family. She was an active member at Lithopolis United Methodist Church for more than 30 years. Nancy loved to teach and learn about the Bible and her faith. She treasured her six grandchildren, leaving behind a handwritten book of her favorite grandchildren memories. She taught her family how to love and they will carry those lessons with them as they treasure her memory and miss her dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James R. Shiley; three children, Doug Shiley, Beth (Paul) Reichert and Kathy (Dan) Shirley; six beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Nicolas and Jerod Shirley, Moriah, Erin and Isaac Reichert; four siblings, Richard (Janet) Dundore, Betty (John) Park, Dwight Dundore and Lucy (Jean Shonkwiler) Dundore; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lucille Dundore, and her in-laws, Rich and Kate Shiley.
Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market St., Lithopolis, and one hour prior to her funeral Monday.
Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Pastor Russ Tichenor officiating.
Friends who wish may contribute to Lithopolis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 42, Lithopolis, OH 43136 in Nancy's memory.
Arrangements by Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home & Crematory, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.spencefuneralhome.com.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians 5:16-18.