Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scroggins, Nancy Gail Locey (Lee) (3 Nov 1939 - 11 Mar 2014) [52813:J].
Ex-wife of Scroggins, Donald R. (19 Jun 1938 - 19 Jan 2011) [35350:J].
Muncie Star-Press, Nancy Gail Lee, 11 Mar 2014
Parson Mortuary, Nancy Gail (Locey) Lee
Find A Grave, Nancy Gail Locey Lee,  11 Mar 2014
(Updated 7 Apr 2014).

MUNCIE - Retired Muncie schoolteacher Nancy Gail Lee (formerly Nancy Scroggins and Nancy Locey), passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, March 11, 2013 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Nancy was born in Muncie, the daughter of Ralph and Gail Locey, who together ran a well-known auto body shop on the south side of Muncie for many years. Nancy attended Lincoln Elementary School, Wilson Middle School, and Muncie Central High School. She graduated from Muncie Central in 1956, where she was a fiercely proud member of the Bearcat Cheer Block and convinced to her last day that Milan cheated.

Nancy was the first in her family to attend college and graduated from Ball State University earning a Bachelor's degree in elementary education, and later, a Master's degree in education.

Nancy had a passion for education and truly believed it unlocked doors for children of all backgrounds. Nancy began her teaching career at Cowan Elementary School and then moved to the Muncie Community School Corporation, where she taught at West View Elementary School through the 1960s and 1970s. After taking a few years away from work to raise her children, she returned to the classroom, teaching at Garfield Elementary School and Sutton Elementary School until her retirement in 2006, after thirty-seven years of teaching. Nancy was well-known for her lively and artistic bulletin boards and her genuine love of every child that passed through her classroom. It is likely that Nancy touched more than 1,000 children during her long teaching career, helping them learn to read, write, believe in themselves, and dream big.

Nancy was a lifelong member of Hazelwood Christian Church and found tremendous joy in her faith. She taught Sunday school for many years at Hazelwood and was blessed with many of her closest friendships through fellowship. Nancy lived for nearly fifty years on Daly Avenue, where she was surrounded by many caring neighbors and lifelong friends.

Nancy is survived by her two sons, Eric Scroggins (wife, Jen) and Kevin Scroggins [52639:J, fb] (wife, Jessica [52640:J]), whom she loved dearly; her grandchildren, Ethan [:J] and Finn [:J] (sons of Eric and Jen) and Kendra [52826:J] (daughter of Kevin  and Jess), gave her tremendous joy. She is also survived by her brother, Wayne Locey, her sister, Anita Hicks, and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy and her family are grateful for the many friends, some even from Nancy's childhood, who loved and helped care for her until the time of her passing.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 West University Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47303, with Pastor Colby Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Tomlinson Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Hazelwood Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hazelwood Christian Church, to an elementary school parent-teacher association of your choice, or to a child's 529 College Savings Fund.

Parson Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at http://www.parsonmortuary.com.

Nancy Gail Locey Lee

Birth:     Nov. 3, 1939
  Delaware County
  Indiana, USA
Death:     Mar. 11, 2014
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Family links:
Ralph V. Locey (1914 - 1996)
Gail L. Ford Locey (1914 - 1994)

Tomlinson Cemetery
Delaware County
Indiana, USA

Created by: John Hostetler
Record added: Mar 11, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126207180

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