AVON LAKE - Nancy Jane (Nelson) Abram, 65, of Avon Lake, passed away at home peacefully in her sleep on Monday, August 19, 2013. Nancy was born in Lakewood and had lived in Avon Lake since 1951.
Nancy was a 1965 graduate of Saint Augustine Academy, Lakewood and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned a Master's Degree from Mount Saint Joseph College in Cincinnati.
She worked as an elementary and junior high teacher at Holy Trinity School, Avon, The Lorian City School District and St. Mary School, Avon. Nancy was a published author, researching and writing a book, "Avon Lake: A Journey in Time", which was the official history of Avon Lake. She also wrote numerous short stories and plays which were performed by her students during the school year. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church and a Parish School of Religion Instructor; a member of the Avon Lake Historical Society and their official historian and was a member of the Avon Lake Toastmasters.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Anthony L. whom she married on August 22, 1975, they were childhood sweethearts; son, Joseph R. Abram of Avon Lake; and daughter, Juliet H. Abram of North Olmsted. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Jacob and Madeline; and brother, Brian Nelson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helen (nee Wallace) Nelson.
A private memorial service was held at Holy Spirit Church, Avon Lake with interment at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Avon.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the