Nancy Lee Bixby Cacciatore died on February 12, 2022 in Medina Manor, Durand, Illinois, next an extended health issues. Nancy was born May well 25, 1945, in Sterling, Illinois to Jack and Neva (Small) Bixby. She graduated from Durand Large University, class of 1963, the place she shared salutatorian honors following becoming elected Durand Homecoming Queen in 1962. Nancy attended Monmouth University and the College of Illinois, graduating in 1967. She labored in the Winnebago County Superintendent’s business office prior to turning out to be a complete-time wife and mom. Nancy served as school board member for Durand Universities for 8 several years. She was a volunteer in the right after-college software as perfectly as in the Durand Neighborhood Library.
Nancy used her lifetime devoted to her spouse and their youngsters, her mom and dad, grandparents, and her grandchildren. She read textbooks at an amazing speed and was professional in any subject matter one particular may desire to discuss with her. Nancy and Marlo (her sister-in-regulation) were being an undefeated crew in familial matches of Trivial Pursuit. Just about every spring, she identified pleasure performing in her garden. The route to her front doorway was vibrant with flowers, and attractive plants. The back again property was normally a function-in-progress and grew in scope and magnificence every single year. Just one of Nancy’s most loved holiday break traditions was placing up her Christmas Village with her family.
Nancy has been explained by shut friends as a pricey close friend in entertaining and laughter. Nancy usually observed the shiny facet, liked executing silly points, these as forming a mothers’ Kazoo band that performed in the course of the Durand Substantial Faculty women softball game titles, and was featured in pictures in the yearbook. Nancy has also been explained as the most loving, giving, caring, and classiest girl ever acknowledged to her good friends. Nancy made use of to say, “If you are unable to locate the humor, you just close up crying all the time.” A perfect instance of acquiring humor was when she owned a non-reversing motor vehicle her brother gave her in college or university, and she shared fond recollections of adventures with it throughout the years.
Nancy is predeceased by her grandparents, her parents and her beloved spouse, William Thomas (Invoice) Cacciatore, Sr. She is survived by her small children, William T. (Bill) Cacciatore, Jr., Jennifer L. Cacciatore, and stepdaughter, Juli Hawthorne her grandchildren, Zachary, Rachel, Aaron, Stella and Louis her brother, William E. (Invoice) Bixby (Marlo), sister-in-regulation Frances Salvato (Phil), extremely unique cousin Jean (Sam) Maggio, and endeared family members close friend Jessica Travis. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Judi Guenzler (Scott), Steve Salvato, Jack Bixby (Sammi), and Anna Parkinson (Branden). Quite a few very first cousins, their people, and great-nephews and nieces also survive.
The family wishes to convey its gratitude to the personnel and management of Medina Manor for its compassionate care.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Due to Covid-19 limits, a memorial ceremony will be held later on. The family members was assisted by McCorkle Funeral Property – Durand Chapel 101 Principal St. Durand, Illinois.
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