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“To the children of Nancy, I am so sad to read of the passing of your mother. She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful spirit. She was always so...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Vickie Clifton Russell - OH

“Deb , Cindy, Sandy, Skip... We was sorry to hear to hear about your Mom's passing. I always liked your Mom and can remember she was always smiling,...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Craig & Debby Strickler - OH

“I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always remember Nancy being the sweetest mom around (next to mine). I really wish I could get to the...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Bennett DeSonie - Richmond, IN

“Sandy, Sorry to hear about your mother! RIP Nancy!! Thinking of you and all your family at this grieving moment! Love Kim ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Brumfield - Richmond, IN

“Dear Sandy....and all the family, So sorry to read about your mother and didn't realize you'd lost your father. Thinking of you at this sad time,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Mattheis - Cambridge City, IN

“Debbie, Cindy, Sandy and Skip, Oh my... that picture is Nancy just as I remember her... a big smile and such warm eyes. Her love of her family was...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: John Renschler - Newburgh, IN

“Nancy was always such an inspiration to me. She was such a loving, loyal and avid helper to her family. Always upbeat and loved grocery shopping...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: grace and ralph harris - IN

Nancy R. (Nevitt) Dearing, age 78, passed away peacefully February 15, 2014 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community, Mulberry IN. Born March 20, 1935 in Goodland, Indiana to Ralph and Grace (Smith) Nevitt, she graduated from Goodland High School in 1953 and married Gary Dearing in Greens Fork, Indiana in October of that year. Nancy and Gary spent almost 35 years in Greens Fork and Richmond, Indiana before moving to Florida in 1988. In 2008, Gary preceded Nancy in death and she moved to Lafayette, Indiana to be near family and friends. Nancy was assistant postmaster in Greens Fork for several years. She was instrumental in the success of every business venture that Gary undertook, including Dearing Equipment in Greens Fork and the condominium associations that Gary managed after their move to Florida, serving as accountant, bookkeeper, and office manager.
Nancy's proudest achievement and the most important thing in her life was her family. She was an amazing wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family mourns her loss while honoring the important influence she had on each one of them.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughters Deb (Doug) Mitchem of Belleville IL, Cindy (Steve) Newton of Lafayette IN, Sandy (Mike) Nocton of Richmond IN; and son, Skip (Roxi) Dearing of Alamosa CO; grandchildren Todd (Kathryn) Mitchem, Holli Mitchem, Amanda (Chris) Fles, Kyle (Michelle Haby) Newton, Heather (James) Davis, Mike (Janel) Nocton; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kariana and Roby Mitchem, Noah Fles, Jamison, Dayne, Eli and Naomi Davis, Mason and Oliver Nocton.
Services for Nancy will be Thursday, February 20, at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 North Ninth, Lafayette IN. The family will receive friends and relatives from 3 pm to 6 pm, with the funeral service at 6 pm. in Hippensteel Chapel. A private burial will occur on Friday at Greens Fork Cemetery.
The family will also receive friends to celebrate Nancy's life from 3 pm to 6 pm on Friday, February 21 at the Greens Fork Community Center, State Road 38, Greens Fork.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association at or the Clay Township Historical Society, 19 E. Pearl, Greens Fork IN 47345. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at