July 17, 1938 - Nov. 6, 2012
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Nancy Anabel Tinkham was born to Leon and Ina Mae (Douglas) Hust on July 17, 1938 in Imperial, Nebraska. She attended school in Imperial and graduated from Chase County High School.
Nancy was united in marriage to Lawrence "Larry" Tinkham on Jan. 20, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Imperial. The couple lived briefly in Milford and Grant, Nebraska, before returning to the farm west of Imperial. Nancy kept busy as a mother and wife at home, but also impacted countless children as a preschool teacher at Rainbow Promise Preschool in Imperial for more than 16 years.
In addition to her work at home and the preschool, Nancy was also a 4-H leader, Girl Scout Leader and active in both the Imperial United Methodist Church and the Champion Community Church. She also enjoyed her children and their many activities, working in her yard and garden, growing flowers and planting trees.
Nancy passed away Tuesday morning at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She was 74 years old.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Christina Marie and Rebecca Lee; son, Steven Paul; and great-grandson, Austin Francescato.
Survivors include husband, Larry Tinkham of Imperial; son, Patrick and wife, Angela Tinkham of Colby, Kansas daughters, Vickie and husband, Dale Oard of Colby, Nina Sue and husband, Bill Hagemann of Culbertson, Nebraska, Jennifer and husband, Dan Fosbinder of Dickens, Nebraska, Barbara Maddux of Imperial, Jane and husband, Travis Keith of Culbertson, Kelcy and husband, Jeff Ruggles of McCook, Nebraska; sisters, Norma Surber of Imperial and Laurel Poland of Sargent, Nebraska; 25 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and her countless Rainbow Promise grandchildren; all of whom she loved very much.
Memorial services for Nancy Tinkham will be 10:30 a.m. (MT) Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Imperial. Reverend Valera Heyenberk and Mr. Kent Swink will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Chase Cemetery, Rural Imperial.
There will be no visitation; Nancy chose cremation.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Champion Community Church or Rainbow Promise Preschool.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.