Nancy Jean McCormick

1937 - 2019

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Nancy Jean (Stevens) McCormick, 81, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Mom, Grandma, GG, Sister, Aunt...our avid Michigan Wolverine who was a teacher in every way in life, is now in the beloved arms of our Lord and Savior. Nancy was born in Adrian, MI on September 2, 1937 to Jennie Marie Stevens (Munger) and Walter Savidge and her adoptive father James Nello Stevens. She went to Deerfield High School, 1955, and attended Adrian College, 1959, and then began her teaching career, her life-long passion. She married Lee McCormick June 13, 1959 and divorced in 1981. She taught in Toledo and, upon relocating to Findlay in 1974, spent her career as a beloved but firm teacher who still hugged her students. She retired after 42 years of teaching in 2000. She is survived by Children: Sheryl Rush (Rich Jones), Scott (Michelle) McCormick, and Wendy McCormick; Sisters: Judy (Gary) Bowman, and Teresa (Allen) Gardner; Grandchildren: Jennifer (Brian) Farmer, Jason (Candice) Rush, Nathan (Cali) Rush, Zachary (Anna) McCormick, Andrew McCormick, and Zoe McCormick; Great-Grandchildren: Liliane Arellano, Adley Farmer, Emery Farmer, Baby Farmer, and Baby Rush. Preceding her in death were Son, Max McCormick; Sister, Diane (George) Purnell; and Brother, James Stevens. Her greatest accomplishments were her family and the outpouring of unconditional love. Maintaining family traditions of summers up north in Lewiston at the family cottage, playing very competitive, all-night games of Euchre, Pinochle, and Canasta – which she usually won - cheering Michigan Basketball and Football, the louder we yelled at the TV the better, a sports mom and grandma - attending every game of basketball, softball and soccer of her children and grandchildren, riding the pontoon, sitting in the sun with her Michigan Sunglasses on, and camping. She was at her happiest having all her children and grands surrounding her and always just “tagging along” she would say. It wasn’t a party unless GG was there! A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, where visitation will be held for 2 hours (1:00-3:00pm) prior to the service. Rev. Dr. Paul Biery will officiate. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Deerfield Michigan. Memorials may be given to Bridge Hospice or Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County. Her family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses, doctors, staff of Hospice, Dr. Gerschutz, and Dr. Browning for their loving special care. Online condolences may be expressed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, June 8th 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, June 8th 2019 - 3:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice - McCormick
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Hancock County Habitat for Humanity - McCormick
    2042 Tiffin Ave.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

    A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Deerfield, MI.



Condolences For Nancy Jean McCormick

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To : GG's Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Willie and Beani
Will and I are so saddened to hear of GG's passing. It was an honor to have known such a Beautiful and Classy Lady! She was always ready to help in any way she possibly could.
We loved to go camping with her.
She will be missed by so many! Hold dear to the Precious Memories.
Love and Prayers,
Willie and Beani Farmer



To : The Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Rick Misamore and family
Remembering all in our thoughts and prayers.



To : Scott and Family
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Mangas Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers



To : Scott Michelle
Date :Thursday, June 6th 2019
From : Mike Sue Egbert
Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts & prayers to you All. May she RIP. ❤️



To : Scott
Date :Friday, June 7th 2019
From : Frank Robin Kendrick
We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers...



To : Michelle Scott Wendy Judy and Theresa and families
Date :Saturday, June 8th 2019
From : Rita and Jessica
My heart aches for all of you and the babies. There are so many memories of the house on River St beginning when I was just 15 and following to Eastwood Ct I could write a book. I smile when I think of the giggles we all shared until we cried. If Nancy was there it was sure to be flash trips to the bathroom for all. Nancy was one of a kind and a great friend who always had time for her adopted sister. Love you all forever and be sure to remember the memories and go on for in heaven there is a loud game of cards going on!!! Fly with Angels Nancy until we are all together again.



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