In Memoriam : Nancy Bryan

Nancy Bryan Nancy Ellen Bryan - age: 74
(December 06, 1938 to February 13, 2013 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013
First Free Will Baptist Church
1208 East Bond Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

VISITATION: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013
First Free Will Baptist Church
1208 East Bond Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Nancy Ellen Bryan, age 74 of Benton, died at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1208 East Bond Street in Benton, with Rev. Kent Dunford officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton. The Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bryan was born on December 6, 1938 in Bald Knob, Arkansas the daughter of Clarence William Handley and Ruth Imogene (Pritchett) Handley. She married Claude E. Bryan on June 27, 1964 and he survives.

Nancy was a former secretary for Pic - Walsh Freight and also for Claude's Truck and Trailer Service in the Chicago area. She enjoyed bowling with her friends in the Early Birds Wednesday Morning Women's League at the Benton Bowl. She and her husband Claude enjoyed spending winters in Florida, and she attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Benton.

Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years Claude E. Bryan, Sr. of Benton; three children Claude E. Bryan, Jr. and wife Dr. Michelle Jenkins of Benton, Lynette Leffler of Benton, and Craig Bryan of Benton; four grandchildren: Tyler Leffler, Craig Bryan, Lauren Leffler and Brittany Bryan all of Benton; a sister Linda and husband Jim Hunt of Tinley Park, IL; two nieces Jennifer Tritsch of Benton, Jessica Evans of Wilmington, IL, a nephew Jim Hunt of Oak Lawn, IL, brothers and sisters- in - law Ellen Woodward, Grace Wolf, Josephine and husband Don Ballard, Carrol and husband John Stahlman, Suzy and husband Julius Magyar, Evelyn Steffan, Aaron Bryan and wife Ruby, Charles Bryan and wife Barbara, Victor Bryan and wife Norma, and several other special nieces and nephews.

Nancy loved her family, especially her grandchildren and was proud of each of them.

Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Billy Don Handley, and sister and brothers-in-law: Erma Bruno, Florence Poole, Margarette Bryan, Oscar Wolf and Rudy Steffan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1208 East Bond Street, Benton, IL 62812.

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Linda Hunt - February 14, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
To the best sister in the entire world. I love you so very much. I will miss you the rest of my life. I am happy that you are finally at peace. You struggled so hard to stay with us but you finally worn out. You are loved by so many people. You had a wonderful extended family with all of the Bryan's they all loved you because you were so easy to love. You have three children and four grandchildren that loved you dearly, they will miss you every day of their life. My three children and 11 grandchildren also love you and will miss you, they have many good memories of time spent with you. Your husband will also miss you every day for the rest of his life. You have a million friends that will never forget you. Rest in peace, you have earned it.

Deana Coleman - February 15, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. I hope you all lean on each other during this time. Aunt Nancy. I loved all our little talks.

Jennifer Tritsch - February 15, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Thank you Aunt Nancy for all the great memories. Every Christmas was exciting and something to look forward to, waiting for you to pull up to Granny's house, knowing a fun week was to follow. The Memorial Weekends were something we looked forward to all year. Those weekends beat out any other vacation ever taken. Thank you for your love and acceptance of everyone, and the interest you always showed for everyones lives. You were the best Aunt I could have ever hoped for. I love you and will miss you always. Rest in Peace Aunt Nancy

Mary Price - February 15, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Thank You Aunt Nancy for the memories we shared together i love you Aunt Nancy May you rest in the loving arms of Our Lord and Savoir Jesus and have all the fun you want now with Aunt Erma and Uncle Charlie Grandpa and My Mom god truly got a loving angel when he called your name to the gates of Heaven and i bet you are smiling down from the Sky i will always remember when i used to come down the motel with My mom and dad and we would talk about who was the good drivers in NASCAR you would always say Jeff Gordon i love you so much aunt nancy you will be GREATLY missed and i truly wish i was able to be at the funeral home with all my family but i am there in Sprit

Troy Palmer - February 16, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Nancy touched so many lives and to us children in Arkansas her and her sister Linda made us feel so special. We weren't poor when they came to camp Howdy we got all the hamburgers and hotdogs and chips and the BEST fireworks show on earth.You will NEVER be forgotten and will always be loved by us RICH children from the special way you and your family treated us.Heaven truly truly got an ANGEL when GOD called you home darling!

Debbie Meeks - February 16, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry for your loss. Nancy will me missed by all her family. Love from the Arkansas cousins: Phillip and Mary Huskey Debbie and Paul Meeks and girls Johnny and Charlotte Huskey Shannon and Ronnie Dulgar Sharon Sales Earline and Floyd Eichorst Madoline Mcintosh

Debbie Meeks - February 16, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing her at the family reunions. I also remember all of the family 4th of July gatherings. Love to all the family you are all in our prayers. Debbie Meeks and family Phillip and Mary Huskey