Nancy W. Gilmore, 99, previously of Connersville, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Manor Grove Nursing Home in Kirkwood, Missouri where she had been a resident.
She was born January 31, 1924 in Lee County, Kentucky, the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle Gabbard Wyatt. The family lived in Kentucky a short time before moving to Fayette County and the surrounding area. Nancy graduated from Connersville High School in 1941.
In 1943, she married Floyd H. Nickelson of New Paris, Ohio, and they had four children. Together, they moved to Dayton, Ohio in 1945.
In 1955, Nancy went to work at the National Cash Registrar Company in Dayton where she continued to work for 17 years, first in the assembly division and later in the engineering department. In 1972, she retired due to the Company’s conversion from mechanical machines to electronic.
On January 24, 1972, she was married to William C. Gilmore in Richmond, Indiana. Later they moved to Bradenton, Florida, partly due to his health. For two years they were managers of a condo complex located on Long Boat Key. After two years, Nancy went to work as a sales associate for Mass Brothers Department Store at De Soto Square Mall in Bradenton, Florida.
William passed away April 1, 1991 and in 1993, Nancy moved back to Connersville.
While in Connersville, she worked at the Hallmark store for five years until her retirement. After a short time, she started volunteering at the Fayette County Senior Center in their thrift shop. She was very dedicated to this, as she loved being around people. She was on the board of directors at the Senior Center and enjoyed many activities there.
For eleven years, Nancy was very active in Central Christian Church, starting in 2000.
She was an avid reader and really appreciated the local library and was a member since she was in school.
Survivors include two children, Ted Allen (Catherine) Nickelson of Hillsboro, Missouri and Tom Alvin Nickelson of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Joyce Ann Wilbur and Mark Edward Nickelson; four brothers, Denver, Bill, Ronnie, and Jerry Wyatt; five sisters, Bernice McKinney, Jeanette Cheak, Cynthia Weams, Juanita Dubois, and baby sister Naomi Jane Wyatt.
Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Marvel officiating. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery. Following burial, a Celebration of Life gathering and lunch will be held at Central Christian Church located at 800 N. Central Avenue hosted by volunteers from the church.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.