Nancy LeRoy

Obituary of Nancy L. LeRoy

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Nancy Lee LeRoy (nee Brethauer) passed away peacefully in Cincinnati, OH, early on January 5, 2022, with her husband and a son at her side. She was 79 and had battled Lewy Body Dementia for several years. Nancy was born in Columbus, OH, on October 25, 1942, to E. Merrill Brethauer and Venita Brethauer Shea (nee Frey). Nancy is survived by her husband Howard, sons Jeff (Emily) of Cincinnati and David (Elizabeth) of Vacaville, CA, brother Dale (Marta) of Avondale, PA, and brother-in-law David (Julie) of Annapolis, MD, grandchildren Jacob, Tanner, Tyler, Madison, Matthew, Sam, and Connor, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to Columbus, Nancy grew up living in Cincinnati, attending Covedale Elementary and Western Hills Jr. High, and moved to Pittsburgh, PA, graduating from North Hills High School. After graduation, she attended Waynesburg University in PA, where she met her husband. Nancy was a devoted wife for 57 years, loving mother and adoring grandmother. She enjoyed living in Southern California (San Bernardino and Yucaipa) with Howard for 39 years before moving to Cincinnati for health reasons. She lived in the Kenwood by Senior Star Community for nearly 3 years. After college, Howard was commissioned as an Air Force Officer and Nancy was an exemplary military wife for 21 years. They had Air Force Assignments in TX, NC, MA, OH and CA. Nancy and Howard loved to travel, and they saw the world together. They traveled the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, North and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and they took 18 cruises. Nancy would easily make friends, was a joy to know, had a beautiful smile and dazzling blue eyes. She cherished her time with family and friends. Nancy loved modeling clothes for charity, and she dressed impeccably. Church was an important part of her daily life, and she was a dedicated friend to all who knew her. The visitation will be held on Friday, January 14th from 4-6PM at Thomas-Justin Memorial, 7500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH (45236). For those who are not able to make the evening visitation, another will be offered on Saturday, January 15th from 9AM until the time of funeral service, 10AM at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave, Cincinnati, OH (45243). Nancy will be laid to rest at Laurel Memorial Gardens, 10010 Humphrey Road, Cincinnati, OH (45242). In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church or to the Lewy Body Dementia Association by mail at 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Lilburn, GA (30047), or online at LBDA.org, in Nancy’s name. Nancy’s family would like to thank the staff and memory care nurses and aides at the Kenwood by Senior Star, and Queen City Hospice.
Friday
14
January

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, January 14, 2022
Thomas-Justin Memorial
7500 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Saturday
15
January

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church
8000 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Saturday
15
January

Funeral Servie

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church
8000 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Saturday
15
January

Interment

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Laurel Memorial Gardens
10010 Humphrey Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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