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Nancy D. (Conner) Pelfrey

April 19, 2014

     Rossville-Nancy D. (Conner) Pelfrey, 55, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at her home near Rossville after a 16 year battle with cancer.

     She was born on January 10, 1959 at Waco, TX, the daughter of Elbert and Opal Stem Conner.  Nancy graduated from Wabaunsee High School.

     Nancy was an LPN for Cotton-O’Neil for 22 years.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, step father, Walter L. Rice, Jr.; two brothers, Stephen E. Conner and Terry L. Conner.

     On May 26, 1979 Nancy was united in marriage to Randall G. Pelfrey in Rossville.  Randy survives of the home.

     Other survivors include, her daughter, Sara R. (Lewis) Tams, Rossville; her son, John R. (Chelsea) Pelfrey, Rossville; two sisters, Judy L. (Stephen) O’Neil, San Bernardino, CA, and Martha J. (Stephen) Cook, Topeka; a step-sister, Trudy K. (Gary) Filkins, Topeka; her brother, Jerry E. (Jaye) Conner, Topeka, two grandchildren Emma K. and Conner G. Tams, along with numerous Nieces and Nephews.

     Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M.Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Pelfrey will lie in state and the family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.

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24 thoughts on “Nancy D. (Conner) Pelfrey

  1. Dear family I just learned of Nancy’s passing from Dr. Najm,I cannot tell you what she did for me as a caring nurse,she was the first person to tell me that my test showed lung cancer,she had the results and I told her I wanted to know and it was ok to tell me as she knew what it meant to hear those words.I was fortunate enough to be at stage one,but still it is an overwhelming diagnosis.Nancy was such a strong person and i’m so glad that she was there when I became a patient as her strength helped me through those early difficult days,I shall always remember her with heartfelt gratitude.Psalms 34:18 states.Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart.And those who are crushed in spirit he saves,may you find comfort in these words and may the outpouring of love for your mother,sister,grandmother help your hearts to heal. Sincerely and with Christian love,Marva L. Hull

  2. To the Pelfrey & Connor families,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Nancy was a high school classmate of mine. Although we haven’t seen each other in a long time, she always held a very special place in my heart & I will never forget the sound of her laughter! My prayers are with you all.

  3. Randy and Family,

    I just heard about Nancy’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss and the entire family are in my thoughts.

  4. Randy, Sara, and John,

    So sorry to hear about Nancy. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

    Our prayers are with you.

  5. Randy,
    We are saddened to hear of the passing of Nancy. Our prayers & thoughts for you & your family are comfort in your memories. We wish we had the perfect words of condolence for you but know there are none.

  6. Randy and Family,
    Sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you during this time. Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am your God. I give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”

  7. So sorry for your loss. Nancy fought a long and hard battle. Remember all the “Good Times”. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Randy, Sara, John and family,

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. Nancy was a truly remarkable woman and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dean and Valerie Smith

  9. Randy, Sara and John,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot convey our sympathy. She was a loving wife and mother. Nancy and I created a little bond in sharing a room at the birth of John for her and Chris for me. She will be greatly missed. She no longer has to endure the pain she had in her earthly body.

  10. Dear Randy, Sara and John, It is hard to understand why good people have to suffer. But the Lord used your wife/mom as a shining example of His grace and love during her long battle with cancer. Nancy was about the strongest, sweetest person that I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. We’ll all miss her even as we look forward to seeing her again!
    You are in my prayers.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort. Nancy was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.

  12. Randy, Sara, & John,
    We were saddened to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in each other during this difficult time. Nancy’s smile and laugh were contagious. We will miss her.

  13. Nancy was a wonderful caring person and nurse. I had the pleasure of knowing Nancy while also working for Cotton-O’Neil . Also during that time as she was my nurse and took great care of me. After I retired I so looked forward to seeing her at my appointments. I have missed seeing her and informed the new nurse right off that she has awfully big shoes to fill. I know Nancy is with Jesus and is more beautiful than ever and pain free. May you all know how sorry I am for your loss. Judy

  14. Randy and Family-
    What a beautiful person Nancy was, both inside and out. I really enjoyed working with her at Cotton-Oneil. May she now rest in peace- no more pain and sufffering. Cherish the wonderful memories of your time with this amazing lady.

  15. Randy and family…
    May she now RIP…Thoughts and prayers to you at the difficult time!
    Love and hugs my friends, Dana

  16. Dearest Randy, Sara, John, and Family – My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for the pain and loss that you are feeling. I pray that God surrounds you with His love, and that He gives you peace, comfort, and strength. I am so very thankful that Nancy was a part of my life, even if for a short time. I am blessed with wonderful memories of her, and all of you. You have my prayers and my love.

  17. Sara and family,

    I know this is so difficult to endure, but be comforted in the thought that your mom is now resting, in peace, and with Jesus and the angels beside her. I am grateful that I knew your mom and was able to walk in her name and honor back in October. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Holly Hulsopple and Family

  18. I am very sorry for your loss. It can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to say. Thankfully, we can echo the comforting words that we read in the Bible. At Revelation 21:4 it tells us that the God of all comfort will soon do away with all suffering, sickness, tears, and death. Daniel 12:2 tells us that at that time God will even undo the effects of death. Until then, may your loving memories of Nancy bring you comfort during this difficult time. Your family has my sincerest condolences.

  19. Randy, Sara, John & Family,
    Please accept our deepest of sympathy in your loss of Nancy. She fought a long hard battle with such strength & grace. She was such a lovely, thoughtful & sweet lady. May your memories help to bring you all comfort now and in the days to follow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace with no pain now.
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilb

  20. My love goes out to you and your family, Sara. I know this is a hard time for you but remember where she’s at now. A new body, happy and pain free. Love you.

  21. Randy, I’m so sorry to learn of Nancy’s death. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Laura (Broyles) Anderson

  22. Connor & Pelfry Families:
    Nancy will be missed so much by so many people. Nancy was my sister’s best friend throughout High School so she became part of our extended family. What a great person that has left our lives way too soon, she will be missed by all.

    Please know that our prayers are with Nancy and all of you now and in the upcoming months.

    With deepest sympathy.

  23. So sorry to hear about Nancy’s death and her long battle with cancer. May God bring you all comfort during this very difficult time. My prayers and sympathy are with you all.

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