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Nancy Ann Vaughan Vilmer, 77, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away December 17, 2013. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Woods Chapel Church, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Friends and family will gather at 7pm, March 27, 2014 at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club, Lee’s Summit, Missouri following the Celebration of Life service. Memorial contributions may be made to Woods Chapel Church or American Alzheimer’s Assoc.
Nancy was born to Merle & Maxine (Griffin) Vaughn on March 23, 1936 in Lamar, Missouri. She graduated with honors in 1954 from Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri. Nancy attended University of Missouri-Columbia, for two years, majoring in Journalism and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. During the summer of 1956, Nancy met the love of her life, Larry Vilmer, and they married December 1, 1956, in Sedalia, Missouri.
Nancy was; a member of Independence Young Matrons, Chairman of the American Heart Association, Women’s Editor at the Independence Examiner for 10-11 years where she interviewed President Harry Truman, Paul Newman, Ginger Rogers, Burt Reynolds and other public figures, also winning numerous writing awards, worked at Kansas City Life Insurance Co. in Customer Service and In-house publications “Tempo” newsletter, member of Lakewood Golf Club for over 30 years, member of Woods Chapel United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, volunteered with Cancer Connection, Prayer Chain, and other mission projects, and was a loyal Mizzou fan.
Survivors include; husband, Larry Vilmer; daughters, Sandy Vilmer, Cindy Vilmer Harvel; grandchildren, Jennifer & Bret Harvel.
Nancy will be remembered as a great writer/proof reader with a passion for travel and who never met a stranger. Family and friends valued her warm heart, sense of humor, and her zest for life.