Nancy A. Michel of Shortsville, NY passed into the open arms of Jesus on February 5th at the age of 71.
Nancy was born in Rochester NY in April of 1949. She worked for Kodak in her early years followed by years of private childcare. Nancy also worked at Lima Baptist’s Wee Care program before becoming a full-time foster mother devotedly for 17yrs where she adopted three children to be her own. Nancy faithfully raised her 4 children and dedicated her life as a homemaker. Nancy served and attended as a member of the Springwater Church of the Nazarene for 35 plus years. Nancy’s passion was the joy and care she would bring to her husband, children, foster children, grandchildren and great grandchild. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. Nancy was known and will always be remembered for her love for her Savior Jesus Christ and how she shared and lived out her faith on a daily basis. She loved to spend her time enjoying and caring for her many gardens. She also took tremendous pleasure making memories during her bountiful shopping trips with her loving family and dear friends.
Nancy is predeceased by her parents Anthony and Helen Otteman and her loving sister Wilma Jean(Bob) Duliba. She is survived by her soul mate and loving husband Thomas Michel; her four children: Jennifer (Billy) Pauly, Nicole (Adam) Cross, Kurt (Amanda) Michel and Jessica Michel; her eight grandchildren Bryn Pauly, Gabriela Pauly, Caleb Pauly, Re’Nyhia Pauly, Romeo Pauly, Taylor Cross, Izaiah Cross, and Gavin Cross; also, her great grandson Kayden Pauly. She is also survived by her devoted sister Chris (Mike) Maloney and her caring brother Don (Susie) Smith; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
A service with will be held with small amounts of overflow seating at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 20th at the Springwater Church of the Nazarene and will also be live streamed through the Church’s website (www.springnaz.org) on the sermon archive page for those who wish to join virtually.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lima Christian School (1574 Rochester Street, Lima, NY 14485.