Nancy Fauver, 92, Milford, died at 9:52 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital, Warsaw.
She was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Lynnville, Tenn., to William Rufus and Bertha Mae (Sands) Thurman, the youngest of eight children. Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Jones High School, also in Lynnville.
While living and working in Nashville, Tenn., she met her future husband, Sam Fauver, who was stationed nearby, serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married on May 10, 1952, and had over 69 years of marriage prior to his death in December 2021.
During their 50 years living in New Jersey, in addition to homemaking, Nancy worked in school cafeterias, Delicious Orchards, other bakeries and cafes and The Donut Chef. She enjoyed baking and made many delicious cheesecakes, pies and cookies.
Nancy loved to sew and made many dresses for her daughters, and later, her granddaughter. She also pieced several quilts and sewed projects for the home. She loved reaching out to family and friends by writing notes, sending cards or making phone calls. She attended many events and classes at the local community center, making new friendships along the way. After raising their two daughters, she and Sam enjoyed walking on the ocean boardwalk together, dining out and hosting family dinners and neighborhood cookouts. When she and Sam relocated to Indiana in 2006, she was able to enjoy several more years with her daughter’s family living much closer.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Sue (Bob) Bowerman, Milford; grandchildren, Rick (Carla) Bowerman, Lafayette, Laura (Rhett) Mikel, Syracuse and Jake Bowerman, Brookston. Nancy is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Sadie, Sam and Ellie Bowerman and Eli, Harvey and Leon Mikel; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally Fauver; four brothers, Edgar, Joe, Embry and R.W. Thurman; and three sisters, Anna Greathouse, Sara Burton and Nina Rogers.
A family memorial service in honor of Nancy will be held at a later date. Titus Funeral Home of Syracuse is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial donations in Nancy’s memory may be directed to the Riley Children’s Foundation, PO Box 3356, Indianapolis, IN 46206-3356 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.