May 14, 1928 ~ October 22, 2020 Nancy Joan (nee Kelly) Schuba died Oct. 22nd at her home in Santa Ana, California. She was 92. Beloved wife of the late Edward and loving mother to Christopher (Catharine); the late Mary (Kenneth) Stutz; Margaret (John) Burnett; Maureen, Eileen (Mel) Coffey; Michael (Denise); Edward Jr. (Lisa); Suzanne; and Julia. Cherished grandmother of 18 and dearest great grandmother of 6. She is also preceded in death by her parents Michael and Bernice (nee Gallagher) Kelly and siblings Patricia (nee Kelly) Boyd, James Kelly and Kathleen (nee Kelly) Nichols. After Graduating from Mundelein College in 1950, Nancy married Edward and settled in Chicago where they raised nine children. In 1970 they moved to Tustin, California where Nancy started teaching at St. Cecelia Elementary School. In 1984 she began teaching at Rosary High School until her retirement. Things were not important to Nancy, but people and a good conversation meant the world to her. Nancy loved words, literature and a good film. She loved trivia game nights and could beat anyone at Scrabble. Over the years Nancy would volunteer to edit newsletters for St. Cecelia Church and Town and Country, her retirement home. She would correct your grammar but love you while doing it with her witty sense of humor. All of her children's many friends would come around just to talk with her at the kitchen table. Nancy often said the best years of her life we're raising children but she adored every moment spent with her growing family, dear friends and students. The last thing Nancy wrote, just a day before her death, was a cryptic message for all of us which read "Love Everyone". Due to public health restrictions, her family will be holding services at a later date.
Published in Orange County Register on Nov. 15, 2020.