ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nancy Schirmer, 83, born on September 19, 1932 and passed away on May 29, 2016. We will remember her forever as a devoted wife, mother, sister, teacher and friend with an inner strength and light that amazed us all.

Memorial service will be held at Evangel United Methodist Church at 10 am on June 11, 2016 at 227 Pennsylvania Ave, Holton, KS, 66436. Burial will follow at Holton Cemetery at 11999 Highway K16, Holton, KS.

 

Posted by Sam Moore on September 19, 2019
Finally getting the opportunity to go through all of the family photos since my move to the Mission Chateau. The photos of Nancy brings back a lot of tender memories of fun times that was spent with Nancy and her family. She was always good to me and taught me some of the ropes that I needed. She used to lend me her nice car for special events . I miss her very much! God Bless. Sam
Posted by Becky Stauffer on September 19, 2016
Missing Nancy on her birthday, will always be my special sister.
Posted by Shirley Doyle-Mick on June 6, 2016
I have fond memories of the Harry Moore family. They lived just down the road. Nancy was a cherished big sister and will be missed by all that knew her. Our love and prayers.
The Doyle Siblings
Posted by Jean Walker on June 4, 2016
Nancy, Colleen and I were best buds. We taught 4th grade at Cyril Wengert Elementary School and we were inseparable. Nancy and I often carpooled to work (happy happy times). Our times together, both inside and outside the classroom, would be a bestseller. My 3 youngest children who attended high school and college in Las Vegas have been reminding me of all of the wonderful things they remember about Nancy and our friendship. They described Nancy as sweet, always smiling and energetic. Nancy was my cherished friend. She will live in my heart forever. God bless Nancy, Gerry and the entire Schirmer family. -- With love from Jean Walker and the Walker family.
Posted by Jarry Moore on June 3, 2016
Nancy being the oldest of six children assumed the role of mother, social chairman, referee, nurse, and advisor while the rest of us were growing up. During this time Nancy developed her traits of being loyal, supportive, helpful, and kind to everyone she associated with. These traits remained throughout her schooling, work career, and family life. In addition Nancy and Gerry's family was fun to visit and do things with. I will miss my big sister. Her little brother Jarry.
Posted by Scott Moore on June 3, 2016
I'll always remember the fun my folks had with Aunt Nancy & Jerry. She was a fun aunt and interesting to talk with. My best wishes for Jerry and the "kids". I'll miss her. Nephew, Scott Moore
Posted by Sam Moore on June 3, 2016
Our hearts go out to Gerry and all of the immediate family. She was a very special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless! deAnn & Sam
Posted by DC Jensen on June 2, 2016
It was wonderful to have known her over these many years here in Las Vegas. She will be missed. Our prayers go out to Jerry and her entire family. DC & Cathy Jensen.
Posted by Patricia McManis on June 2, 2016
At Cyril Wengert elementary school, "Mrs. Schirmer" was an angel in disguise as a teacher! We arrived at Nellis and our youngest, Anne, had spent her first three years of school in three different schools with three different philosophies from "let them flower as they will" to old school (cursive writing in 3rd grade)..... Nancy literally saved her. She went on to a college degree but still remembers her 4th grade teacher as do we! Chet was in school with our daughters, Sally and Martha, and we enjoyed him too!
Posted by Bryce Moore on June 1, 2016
Nancy was a great big sister to me. she was fun to be around and included us in her activities. I admired her ability as a school teacher. Her former pupils told me she inspired them and made learning fun and interesting. She was very helpful to mom and was a great moral support for all of us. We shall miss her. Brother Bryce Moore
Posted by Kristine Moore on June 1, 2016
Nancy was a wonderful person. I had no idea how many things she had accomplished in her life until I read her history. I will really miss seeing her at the reunions.

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Posted by Sam Moore on September 19, 2019
Finally getting the opportunity to go through all of the family photos since my move to the Mission Chateau. The photos of Nancy brings back a lot of tender memories of fun times that was spent with Nancy and her family. She was always good to me and taught me some of the ropes that I needed. She used to lend me her nice car for special events . I miss her very much! God Bless. Sam
Posted by Becky Stauffer on September 19, 2016
Missing Nancy on her birthday, will always be my special sister.
Posted by Shirley Doyle-Mick on June 6, 2016
I have fond memories of the Harry Moore family. They lived just down the road. Nancy was a cherished big sister and will be missed by all that knew her. Our love and prayers.
The Doyle Siblings
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Nancy & Center continued

Shared by Tim Ireland on June 16, 2016

I forgot to mention that I recounted my story to my brother Pat, and he commented that she walked 2 1/2 miles from the Straight Creek bridge in the morning to Center and then returned the same distance in the afternoon.  What a trooper!

Nancy & Center

Shared by Tim Ireland on June 16, 2016

I was sorry to learn of Nancy's passing.  She enjoyed a wonderful life filled with many adventures.  It left me breathless just reading her story!

My story is a real stretch, but it has always meant a lot to me, so I'll share it.  I was in the 1st grade at Rose Hill School, and Nancy was teaching at Center School--two miles to the west.  In those days most of the rural roads were dirt/mud.  On muddy days Harry dropped Nancy off in the morning at the Straight Creek bridge, and Nancy walked to Center. As noted, I was at Rose Hill.  As I walked in the afternoon home from school one mile west and a half-mile south to our farm, I would on occasion encounter Nancy who was walking east from Center and then south to the bridge where Harry picked her up.  We walked together for a half-mile to the farm; Nancy continued south to the bridge.

I have no idea what we talked about--probably school!  I loved school and she was a teacher.  So she had to be a good person!  Indeed she went on to be an excellent teacher.

I don't know how many times our chance encounters occurred.  However, they remain among my earliest and favorite memories. It was a simple thing:  a little boy and a novice teacher walking and talking together on a mud road in Kansas many years ago.  It's true that the simple pleasures in life are often the most meaningful.

I should also note that I think often of Harry & Jetta.  They were such good people, and I have fond memories of both.  My parents Ralph & Gladys Ireland also admired them.  My father commented that Jetta was so intelligent that it was a shame she was stuck on a farm in the country.  The fact that she was a staunch Democrat was a definite plus! 

My sympathy to all.  How fortunate we are that Nancy passed our way. 

Memmories from younger brother, sam

Shared by Sam Moore on June 3, 2016

My sister Nancy loved to eat fried catfish that our mother was an ace at preparing with all the trimmings. Our dad,my older brother, Jarry, and myself caught a ton of Channel cat fish on Elk Creek just below our farm house.  We really kept her well supplied!!   My other fond memory of her when I was in high school and had a hot date for high school prom or other special events she would let me use her new Pontiac! That really met a lot to me and this fond memory has stuck with me ever since. She was a very generous and warm hearted person and will be missed very much by everyone who ever had the chance to know her.  With our love,   deAnn & Sam Moore