Nancy Ann Gaunt, 80, Wabash, died at 11:11 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2020, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
She was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Marion, Indiana, to Marion and Alice (Lash) Rupley.
Nancy was a graduate of Marion High School. She married Jack Allen Gaunt on Oct. 27, 1973, at Epworth Forest in North Webster. Nancy was a secretary for Honeywell Inc. and also worked in the admitting department for Wabash County Hospital. She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church and Beaver Dam/Loon Lake Conservation Club. Nancy and Jack spent 45 winters in Okeechobee, Fla., and had a lake cottage on Beaver Dam Lake, where she looked forward to and enjoyed family “get togethers”. She was a special friend to many. Nancy was an avid collector of Precious Moments and Beanie Babies.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Gaunt, Wabash; three daughters: Deborah K. (Richard) McCormick, West Lafayette, Mary Jayne (Jeff) Steele, Wabash, and Tracy L. Gaunt, North Webster; eight grandchildren; Leah (Paul) Sinka, Hernando, Miss., T.J. McCormick, West Lafayette, Kayla Steele, Lebanon, Erica (Zack) Bogner, Brownsburg, Jessica (Justin) Cileo, Folsom, Calif., Angela (Curtis) Grady, Syracuse, Amanda (Curtis) Shoemaker, Pierceton, and Whitney (Ryan See) Walker, Warsaw; nine great-grandchildren; her Cuz’ Buddy Joe (Beverly) Martz; several nieces and nephews, and her favorite “child,” her dog, Sadie Jayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Richard Rupley and her twin sister, Mary Jo Zoda.
Private graveside services will be held at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Beaver Dam Conservation Club, 9166 S Verna St., Claypool, IN 46510.