Nancy J. Tiger, 94, North Manchester, passed away surrounded by family on April 30, 2021.
One of three children, Nancy was born to the late Samuel George and Esther (Adams) McCullough on April 21, 1927, in West Middlesex, Pa. She was proud of the family from whom she came and could trace her heritage back to the American Revolution, making her a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
On Sept. 30, 1949, Nancy married the love of her life, Dennis David Tiger. During their 44 years of marriage, they had four children. Nancy supported her family as a teacher of junior high home economics for 20 years and also taught home economics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for five years, eventually retiring in 1985 but continuing to work part time into her 80s. She was a strong woman who pushed the boundaries for women in the workplace and at college. She attended Indiana State Teachers College in Indiana, Pa.
Dennis and Nancy always enjoyed their time together, especially traveling around the world to countries including Germany, Ireland and Italy. Nancy also visited 49 states, only missing travel to Hawaii. While at home, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and being with her family. Her grandbabies and great-grandbabies, however, were the true light of her eyes. She often made Halloween costumes for her grandchildren and attended their sporting events and other activities, never missing a chance to show how much she loved her family.
Nancy knew the love of the Lord and worshipped at the North Manchester United Methodist Church where she was a member. She was also a member of the North Manchester Historical Society, life member of the Indiana County Historical Society in Pennsylvania, Past Royal Matron of Amaranth and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Nancy enjoyed participating in these groups in part because doing so gave her the opportunity to meet new people whom she enjoyed talking to.
The loving memory of Nancy J. Tiger will be forever cherished by her son, Paul David (Kimberle) Tiger, River Falls, Wis.; daughters Deborah (Jerry) Elliott, Longview, Texas, Melissa (Robert) Laney, Havelock, N.C., and Cheryl (Brian) Budnik, North Manchester; brother Robert (Marlene) McCullough, Berea, Ky.; sister Harriett Fahnert, Sebring, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Esther McCullough; husband Dennis Tiger; and brother-in-law Curtis Fahnert.
Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 4, from 4-6 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester. Her funeral service will begin at the conclusion of calling with Pastor Larry Ray and the Rev. Steve Bahrt officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, 845 Rose Street, Indiana, Pa., on Wednesday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Nancy J. Tiger, memorial contributions may be made to Daniel’s Place, 113 W. Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Riley’s Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
The family of Nancy J. Tiger has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.