Nancy Lou Tinsler

SIDNEY - Nancy Lou Tinsler, 71, of Sidney, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at 2:20 p.m., in the Kettering Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1942, in Red Bank, N.J., the daughter of the late Lester and Margaret (Adams) Zurcher.

On March 21, 1964, she married Ted Tinsler, who survives along with two daughters, Patti Moore and husband, Randy, of Sidney, and Chris Adams and husband, Mike, of Boston, Mass.; four siblings, Larry Zurcher and wife, Marty, of Florida, Joan Zurcher and husband, John, of Pennsylvania, Ann Brethauer and husband, Bruce, of Columbus, and David Zurcher and wife, Mary Kay, of Michigan; and three grandchildren, Kelton Moore, and Andy and Will Adams.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Zurcher.

Mrs. Tinsler was a 1960 graduate of North Canton Hoover High School, and received her bachelor's degree in home economics education in 1964 from the Ohio State University. She spent most of her working career participating in a family business for 30 years.

Nancy served her community in many ways, including seamstress work for the Sidney High School Band and Sharon's School of Dance, volunteering as an assistant Girl Scout troop leader, and playing in the bell choir for the Sidney First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and St. John's Lutheran Church.

Nancy was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church for the past 10 years, and a previous member of the First Presbyterian Church for 25 years, where she served as deacon.

Nancy enjoyed living in the country, where she could enjoy the outdoors, especially bird watching. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and her gift and joy was serving her family.

In keeping with Mrs. Tinsler's wishes, her body will be cremated.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service, at the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Music Department in memory of Nancy Lou Tinsler. Envelopes for memorials will be available at the church.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Tinsler family at the website,

Funeral Home

Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave. Sidney, OH 45365

Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 24, 2013