Nancy L. Rann, age 69, of Pope County’s Oak Community, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at her home and in the loving comfort of her husband, children, grandchildren, and sister.
Nancy was born on November 4, 1951 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late James T. and Verla B. Healy. She married Jerry W. Rann on June 19, 1971 and he survives. She was a believer in Jesus Christ. She was a supportive daughter, devoted wife, loving mother, sweet grandmother, caring sister, and great friend to many. Nancy was a homemaker for many years before going to work in 1987 for the USDA Farm Services Agency, from which she retired at the end of 2011. She was a long-time Girl Scout Troop leader; member of Pope-Hardin Homemakers Education Association (Hilltoppers); and member of Red Hat Club (Shawnee Happy Hatters). She enjoyed countless hours working on the family cattle farm and canning fruit and vegetables. She loved to travel and took many trips with her family and friends; in 2019 she completed her dream of seeing all 50 of the United States. Her sweetest memories were of times spoiling her grandkids.
In addition to her husband, Jerry, Nancy is survived by a daughter, Amanda F. Hobbs and husband Dewayne of Oak Community; son, James R. Rann and wife Traci of Harrisburg; grandchildren: Jessi Hobbs and fiancé Keaton Baird of Harrisburg; Ellie Grace, Owen Jake, and Sophie Kate Rann of Harrisburg; great-grandchildren, Khloe Jane and Beckham Wyatt Baird of Harrisburg. She is also survived by her sister, Frances M. Hardin and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, James T. and Verla B. Healy; father and mother-in-law Robert F. and Freda Rann; and brother-in-law, Leslie Hardin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 23, 2021 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Keith Ital and Brother Ivan Ryan will officiate and burial will follow at Gossage Cemetery in the Oak Community. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Gossage Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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