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Nancy Lee (Miller) (Simonds) Kearn

Nancy Lee (Miller) (Simonds) Kearn
  • December 2, 1934 - February 20, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Shari and I send our deepest sympathy to you Bill and your entire family. May the healing grace of God himself surround you and support you in the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: James Gysel - Battle Creek

“Bill, Julie and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She must have been a wonderful woman and I know you will miss her dearly. No...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Rizor - Battle Creek, MI

“Bill and Julie -We're so sorry to learn of Nancy's death. She was a wonderful neighbor on John R all those years! Our love and prayers are with you...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Chris & Marcia Wells - Mishawaka, IN

“So sorry to hear of your great loss. She was a lovely lady and will be sadly missed. Sending love and hugs to you all. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry & Barb Robinson - MI

“Remembering your great love story today and always. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Nancyshe was a lovely person and always so kind to me. Thinking of you all. Love, your cousin Lisa Maddalena ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Maddalena - Pacific Grove, CA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dee

“I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. We were friends at rehab. She was always so nice. I always hoped she would get feeling better and return to...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jerris Finkbeiner - Ceresco, MI


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Nancy Lee (Miller) Kearn, 82, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, died unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 20, 2017.
Nancy was born December 2, 1934 in Battle Creek to Carl August and Edna Mae (Paris) Miller. She was a 1952 graduate of Lakeview High School and attended Western Michigan University. Nancy was employed in all aspects of the former family business, Swonk's Flower Shop. She was also employed at the Flower Barn and Battle Creek Federal Center.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Ryan Kearn, the love of her life, in August of 1992. Nancy was formerly married to Robert W. Simonds who preceded her in death in November 2005. Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen A. (Lee) Wheless of King George , Virginia; two sons, William W. (Julie) Simonds and Charles M. (Susanne Mai) Simonds all of Battle Creek; five grandchildren, Scott S. Wheless, Christopher L. "Dade" (Sarah Voruz) Wheless, Kimberly D. (John Weir) Wheless, Nicholas R. Simonds and Timothy C. Simonds and several cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Nancy was also preceded in death by a son, Robert H. Simonds; her parents, a sister, Marilyn Simonds and two brothers, Max and Carl Miller.
Nancy was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. She enjoyed solving word search puzzles and chatting with family and friends on Facebook and by emails. Nancy watched the QVC channel and helped make them successful. She previously enjoyed flower gardening in her yard and knitted afghans and sweaters for her family and friends.

Friends will be received 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services will be officiated by Fr. Christopher Ankley 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at the funeral home. Committal and interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of your favorite charity, please send flowers to brighten up someone's life. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.