Nancy L. Blackard
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Nancy L. Blackard, 90, of Princeton, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014, surrounded by her family at River Oaks Health Campus.
Nancy was born November 19, 1923, near Francisco and resided her entire life in Princeton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Blackard, January 22, 2012; parents, Gilbert F. & Hester McRoberts Smith; brothers, Francis, Gilbert, Herbert and Eugene Smith; and sisters, Lois Parker and Dorothea Stevens.
Nancy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christa and Dick Haugh, of Fishers, IN. She is also survived by grandson, Rob Compton and his wife, Andrea, of Fishers, IN. Nancy was blessed with a great-granddaughter, Cayla Jo. Survivors also include sister-in-law, Lois Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Nancy was a graduate of Princeton High School and worked at Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN, during World War II. She retired from Sears & Roebuck in 1971. Nancy will be remembered for her love of antiques and the beautiful needlepoint pieces she created. Through the years Nancy loved to play bridge with family and friends. Nancy was a member of Broadway Christian Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Ft. Branch. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Christian Church, 201 East Broadway, Princeton, IN 47670. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff at River Oaks Health Campus. The staff became a caring family to Nancy over the last eight years. They not only met her physical needs but enriched her life in so many other ways with their love and support. A special thank you to the nurses and caregivers of Southern Care Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.
Colvin Funeral Home Inc
425 N Main St
Princeton, IN 47670
Published in Courier Press on June 1, 2014