Obituary of Nancy Sue Weisser
Nancy Sue (Kelley) Weisser passed away peacefully, on October 26, 2023. Up until the end Nancy maintained her kindness, compassion, appreciation of beauty, love of family and friends, and expressed gratitude for her long life, full of wonderful and varied experiences.
Nancy’s life can best be encapsulated by four words: Family, Music, Fun, and Golf. In her 84 years here with us she experienced an abundance of each.
Family: Nancy spent her early years in Cobden, Illinois with her mother and father, Alice and Robert Kelley. While she had close relationships with her various cousins, she was an only child. She always knew she wanted to raise a family of her own and when she met Gilbert Weisser, she knew she had met the person with whom this would happen. They maintained a loving and supportive marriage for 63 years until Gil’s passing in 2020. Together they raised three children, Steven, Susan, and David, traveling the United States following Gil’s Air Force career. Her favorite military assignment by far was Waimanalo, Hawaii where they built a church and she played the piano. Her love of flowers also blossomed during this time, which led to a life-long love of filling her home with floral decorations.
Music: Nancy not only loved playing the piano, but she was always humming and singing as she went about her day. We always knew where she was in the house. However, it was not until she received a karaoke machine that she truly had the most fun. Music from the 50’s were her specialty and she loved singing Patsy Cline songs. Even as her health declined, she enjoyed her musical therapist visiting and singing with her.
Fun: Nancy delighted in hosting parties and playing games of all kinds. Board games, party games, singing games, card games – she loved them all. Christmas parties were her favorite opportunity to incorporate all of her joy with family and friends, singing, laughing, and giving funny little gifts.
Golf: She and Gil began golfing after his retirement from the Air Force in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They created a close friendship with their golf partners and she spent many wonderful hours on the course with her pink golf shoes and self-embroidered towels and golf head covers. Everything was pink and flowery and adorable. Her embroidery and needlework went far beyond the golf course though. She also filled her home with lovely needlework pictures and pillow covers.
Nancy was a warm, caring mother to three, grandmother to four, and great-grandmother to ten. She made everyone feel seen and loved, paying special attention to each when she was with them and sending lovely letters and gifts when she was not able to be with them. She truly embodied the adage of a life well lived and we will miss her.
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