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Nancy Ruth Gracely
Nancy Ruth GracelyTeacherNancy Ruth Gracely, 83 of New Bloomington, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Marion General Hospital.

She was born November 14, 1937 in York Township in Union County to the late John and Elizabeth (Bosart) Ullmer. On October 7, 1956 she married William E. Gracely in the New Bloomington United Methodist Church, and he died December 1, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her oldest son, Bill Gracely.

A 1955 graduate of New Bloomington High School, she soon began raising her family with her husband, William on the family farm. Nancy had a voracious appetite for learning and once her children had all begun school, she continued her own education. She received a Bachelor’s Degree and her teaching certificate from The Ohio State University in 1976. Later she went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Ashland University. Her passion for education centered on students with special needs. She taught for many years in the Elgin School District at various buildings before she moved on to Administration for Crawford County Schools as well as Marion City Schools.

Nancy was a life-long member of New Bloomington United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the LaRue Happy Time Club, Book Club, Marion County Historical Society, Marion County Retired Teachers Association, Marion County Senior Citizens, and the Farm Bureau.

She is survived by two sons, Bob (Nancy) Gracely, Marion; Lee (Jill) Gracely, New Bloomington; a daughter, Jennie (Brent) Rinnert, New Bloomington; a daughter-in-law, Julie Gracely, Indian Lake; grandchildren, Will (Caitlin) Gracely, Liz (Jared) Althouse, Britnie (Jake) Weaver, Derek Rinnert, Drew Rinnert, Paul Gracely, Teylor Gracely, Matthew (Kelsey) Tyree and Jesse (Rachel) Tyree; great-grandchildren, Mila, Liam, Luke, Charlie, Kynslee, Sage, Bowen, Sydney, Barrett, and Isabella; a brother, John (Ruth) Ullmer, New Bloomington; and a sister, Sue McCarty, Corning, NY.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue with Pastor Kathy Herr officiating. Burial will follow in Frame (Meeker) Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the New Bloomington United Methodist Church, 2540 Agosta Meeker Road North, New Bloomington, OH 43341, or Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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#1 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 6:11 PM

With my sincere sympathy to the Gracely family.  I have many fond memories of Nancy and Bill and their family.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, EHS Media Specialist 1965-1996

#2 from: Eric Davis
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 7:37 PM

I got to know Nancy Gracely, my wife Darlene's aunt, when I married into the Wood-Gracely family, and I liked her and her husband, William very much. I was struck early on by her utter positivity. She always seemed so friendly and positive to me, a very upbeat soul, and I was very moved by her interest in the musical endeavors of my two sons, Dylan and Daniel Davis. Something that's very remarkable about Nancy, in my view, is that she personified the idea that one is never too old to re-invent oneself.  That she sort of began adulthood as a wife and mother, yet followed a passion for learning, and then education, earning bachelors and masters degrees and working in teaching, guidance and school administration in a variety of school districts was amazing to me. And knowing the sort of kind, thoughtful lady she was, I'm sure her students and colleagues adored her. She made Facebook inquiries to me about the musical exploits of my sons from time to time, for which Darlene and I were most appreciative. I know there will be many, many who will miss this wonderful woman, but the great blessing is that she touched so many of us.

#3 from: Fred j Saull
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 11:23 PM

My wife, Margie, and I worked with Nancy in the Marion City Schools. We also knew her from our classes at OSUM. She was always a gracious and kind lady who loved children. I enjoyed the many sessions we had together with parents. My fun memory was when she drove the convertible with the Granny license plates. She was proud of her family. The last time I saw her was just a few weeks ago and she still had her smile.
We extend a sincere sympathy to her family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Fred and Margie Saull

#4 from: Doug and Kris Guthrie
Marion Ohio
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 6:41 AM

Nancy was an amazing woman, teacher, mother and grandmother. Thoughts n prayers for the family.

#5 from: Kathy Rice
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 10:23 AM

My deepest sympathies to Nancy’s family. She was sweet, kind, and gracious to everyone she met. May you feel God’s loving arms holding you close during this difficult time.

#6 from: Laura Reed
Clarksville, Tx
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Nancy was a beautiful angel. My condolences to the Gracely family.

#7 from: Woodie and sandy jordan
New bloomington
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:22 AM

I am so sorry to see that your mother has passed, Jennie...I knew her all my life from church and living in N.B. much comfort to you all during this time..she will be missed...woodie and sandy

#8 from: Richard Carey. Rick
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:33 AM

So sorry for your loss,  keeping  all of you in are prayers 🙏

#9 from: Amy Brown
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Prayers to the family

#10 from: Joseph Derringer
Bullhead City, AZ.
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:57 AM


#11 from: Amy Stiffler Feasel
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:07 PM

She was my teacher at Elgin west she was a great teacher she will be missed my prayers go out the the family

#12 from: Kellie Carpenter-Schultz
Garfield Hts, Ohio
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Such a beautiful lady, inside and out. So very sorry for your loss.

#13 from: Edith McMillen
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:45 PM

So sorry for your loss.

#14 from: CEI Students of Tri Rivers
Tri Rivers Career Center
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:55 PM

Mrs. Rinnert,

We are very sorry to hear about your mom.  We all miss you.

Best Wishes,
The students and staff of the CEI Program
Tri Rivers Career Center

#15 from: Bob & Debbie Bosart
Green Camp
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:56 PM

Sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing….Heaven gained a Lovely Young Lady~

#16 from: Sandy Slone Bentley
La Rue OH
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Nancy was a wonderful  lady. She will be greatly missed. I’ve known her family for many years. I graduated with their son Bill. And I’ve known Jennie, Bobby, and Lee  their whole lives. She was an awesome friend to have. All who knew her was blessed. Rest In Peace 💜

#17 from: Pat Burk
Marion Ohio
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:59 PM

Sending condolences to your family

#18 from: Sandy Slone Bentley
LaRue Ohio
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM

She was a dear sweet friend. She will be missed. Sending love and prayers to the whole family. 💜

#19 from: Erin Richmond
McClellanville, SC
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Sending my condolences to all. May you find peace and strength in the days to come, let your hearts be flooded with happy memories.

#20 from: Brianm Napper
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM

Nancy was a special person. She was so nice to everyone. Her smiles will always be remembered by me. Nancy's determination and success in education were truly outstanding. She raised great kids. May GOD be with the family at this time of grief.

#21 from: Jennifer Conroy
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 2:28 PM

Nancy was such a great lady who touched so many lives. Her legacy goes on with you Jennie, Bob and Lee. God's strength to you while you move through your days. Imagine that reunion....

#22 from: Laura and Terry Widder
Walterboro, South Carolina
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Deepest condolences to your family

#23 from: Brent Harper
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 3:44 PM

My condolences go out to the Gracely Family.
Nancy was a wonderful lady and will be missed by
the world she helped to make a brighter place.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at
this difficult time.
Your life long friend and family
Brent Harper

#24 from: Joan Reiff
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Nancy was fun to study with as we worked toward our Masters and great to work with in Marion City Schools. She was a consumate professional, always putting the good of students first. It was an honor to know her.

#25 from: Linda Downs
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM

So sorry for your loss.

#26 from: Jack and Evelyn (Dix) Porter
Dawsonville, Georgia
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:26 PM

Jennie,  We were so sorry hear of your mom’s passing.  God has a new 😇. Please know that you and your entire in our prayers.  🙏🏻💔

#27 from: Thomas. Chambers
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 4:34 PM

I am sorry to the family of Nancy My thoughts for family.

#28 from: Mary Hilgenberg Davis
 106 State St; Edison, Ohio
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 5:13 PM

I am  so very, very sorry.  My heart aches for you.  Nancy was such a sweet, kind lady.  Words cannot be enough for your heartache. JUst know I care.

#29 from: Kathryn A Madden(Imbody)
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 5:57 PM

My Deepest Condolences to the Gracely Family. Nancy was a sweet lady with a smile that lit up a room.
Love and many prayers

#30 from: Stephanie Harper Hutchings
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 7:54 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Always remember her beautiful smile at the Elgin games and the fair

#31 from: Elizabeth Guider
Columbus, Ohio
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 8:40 PM

Bob, Lee, Jenny, Julie, John & Sue & family’s:  I am so very sorry 😢 to hear of Nancy, your mother/grandmother/sister’s passing.  You all have my heartfelt condolences.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers.  May God wrap his loving arms around you all & give you his love, comfort & peace.  Nancy was such a kind, person & beautiful inside and out.  I have a lot of fond memories ❤️ Love & hugs to all of you.

#32 from: Linda &steve price
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 8:44 PM

Condolences to Gracely families, sorry for you loss

#33 from: Pam Bumgatner
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 10:22 PM

To the Whole family,  
So sorry for your loss Heaven has truly gained a Special Angel.  Prayers and Hugs being sent your way to all of you. Cherish the memories and keep them close to your heart. They will be of great comfort in the days ahead.
Always Pam

#34 from: Jim Forry
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:02 PM

To the family,
So sorry for your loss.

#35 from: Fred and Jane Fahrion
Wildcat Pike
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 7:08 AM

We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We both were lucky to know and work with Nancy. She was a special lady. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

#36 from: Rhonda L Irey
La Rue
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 9:48 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet soul with a caring spirit and contagious smile. Prayers for peace and strength.

#37 from: Sandra and Marvin Guider
 Marion, Ohio
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM

To all of the Gracely Family, we send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Nancy. Marvin and I have great memories of she and William.  They were fun loving, caring people who always loved and cared for their families. Nancy was such a bright and caring person and will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Our prayers to all of you...may you be comforted by the many memories you hold dear.

#38 from: Russell hippen
464 James way
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 4:15 AM

Was a best friend  in the assiste living home. Will miss her greatly , sincere condolences to all

#39 from: Dave and Vicky Wright
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 9:19 AM

Many prayers for the Gracely family. Such a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss😇🙏🙏

#40 from: Cynthia Barry
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM

So saddened to hear of Nancy's passing.  Nancy was so supportive of me when I was beginning a new chapter in my life as an intervention specialist with Marion City Schools. Such a kind and generous person. I couldn't have asked for a better supervisor and mentor as I began my journey. She will be always in my heart.

#41 from: Jim & Peggy Imbody
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 10:55 AM

To Gracely family:

We send our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. Nancy
has been a dear friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Remembering your wonderful mother and sending comforting hugs. Peace be with you all.

#42 from: Shelley (Stiffler) Daubenmire
Longs, South Carolina
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 1:19 PM

I went to school and played sports with Jennie. I always remember Ms Nancy coming to the games and all of our parents sitting there cheering us on and supporting their kids. She was a beautiful lady. The family is in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻

#43 from: Rob & Rebecca Miller
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 5:19 PM

Jesse and family:   We are so sorry to learn of your grandma’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

#44 from: Linda Clingenpeel
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 2:40 AM

Jennie& Brent, Julie and all of Nancy’s family, You have my deepest sympathy.
My first memories of Nancy was at my Cousins Barb Lyon’s house. All the kids were in and out playing . The adults always having a good time. RIP Nancy and may God be with you her family as you go through this difficult time

#45 from: Wendy Crabtree
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 6:33 AM

Sorry for your loss. My sister really liked your mom as a teacher, she was such a gentle soul.

#46 from: Jennifer Thompson
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 6:46 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Nancy was such a kind, sweet and loving soul. Sending prayers for your family.
Mike and Jennifer Thompson

#47 from: Joan Wagner
Plaza Inn
Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 10:03 PM

Sorry I am late. My condolences for your Mother. I thought highly of her and your father. Since I moved to South Carolina, I get news late. May God wrap his loving arms around your families.

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