Nancy H. Baylor, 72, of Ottawa, Kansas passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
Nancy was born April 19, 1949 in Albany, New York the daughter of Robert and Helene (Priester) Spickerman. She graduated from the Middleburgh High School in Middleburgh, New York with the Class of 1967. She received an Elementary Education Degree at Central College in Pella, Iowa and later earned a Master’s Degree in Education.
She was united in marriage to Wayne E. Baylor on October 17, 1969 in Pella, Iowa. They shared over fifty-one years of marriage.
Nancy began her teaching career in Iowa. She began teaching at Lincoln Elementary School and later taught at Ottawa Middle School both in Ottawa, Kansas. After her retirement, she went back to work as a Math Coach.
She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ottawa, KS where she sang in the Church Choir; served as an Elder and Youth Group Leader. She will be remembered by her family for her advocacy for children, dedication to her church, service to others, warm smile, playful laugh, and endless love for her family and friends.
Mrs. Baylor was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helene Spickerman and several aunts and uncles.
Surviving family includes her husband, Wayne Baylor of Ottawa, KS; a son, Steve Baylor of Los Angeles, CA; three daughters, Holly Shepherd and partner, Todd Cowles of Seattle, WA; Susan Fox of South Riding, VA; and Kristen Thompson and husband Kurt of St. Louis, MO; six grandchildren, Jackson, Scarlett and Madeline Fox, Fischer, Seaton and Mies Thompson; a sister, Donna Greenawald of Ottawa, KS; a brother-in-law, Craig Baylor and wife, Monica of Stewartsville, NJ; and three nephews, Brad Baylor and wife, Erika of Milford, NJ, Gordy Greenawald of Minnesota and Todd Greenawald and wife Cora of Minnesota.
To celebrate Nancy’s life the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 401 W. 13th Street, Ottawa, KS. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2021 also at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. A private family Inurnment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church and sent in c/o the Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.
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