Nancy Ann Vilmer

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.


  1. Lori Baerg on December 21, 2013 at 11:36 am


    Our heartfelt love and condolences to you and your daughters. We will always remember Nancy with a beautiful smile on her face. She will be remembered. Blessings to you!

    Lori, Dave, Adam and Andrew

  2. Randy yamamoto on December 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

    My deepest sympathy to the Vilmer family. I never met Nancy, but I am sure she was a compassionate human being ….just like Sandy …my dear friend!

  3. Debra Adzema on December 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Dear Vilmer Family,

    We send our Heart-Felt Sympathy for the loss of your mother. As the day’s week’s month’s pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

    May your heart be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent with your mother. Time rolls on but memories last forever.

    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

    Rely on your faith, happy thoughts and time to heal your hearts.

    Love and Hugs,
    Deb & Jamie

  4. Chris Cavanaugh Nienhuis on December 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Dearest Sandy, Cindy and Larry,
    My heart goes out to you all in the loss of your beloved mom and wife.
    Nancy was always such fun to be around. She was just one of the girls whenever we got together. Young at heart and in spirit always!
    May your memories bring you comfort in these days ahead, knowing that she is at home with The Lord.
    My deepest sympathy to you all,

  5. Karen Eliason on December 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Nancy was there for me always. She was a wonderful woman and friend with a heart of gold. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Karen

  6. Brent Hurt on December 23, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Larry, Sandy and Cindy

    My heartfelt condolences to you on the passing on Nancy. It is truly one of life’s blessings to have known such a warm and loving person as Nancy. She has touched many lives, and her spirit will love on amongst you.

  7. Denise Reens on December 23, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time.

  8. Darlene & Larry Moore on December 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    The Vilmer family,
    Words cannot convey the sorrow we feel in the passing of Mrs. Vilmer.
    In this difficult time of grief, know that we are keeping you close to our hearts.
    We pray that God( in His infinite wisdom), enables you to have the strength to face the coming days, and peace in the memories of your loved one.
    Love, Darlene & Larry Moore

  9. larry stamets on December 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I wish I would have known you,Nancy! To my dear friend, Sandy, and family, my sincere condolences in the loss your mom. She sounds like such a marvelous person, and am certain you reflect what joy she brought to everyone in her lifetime. You must all be so proud of who she is and will be .

  10. Williams Family on December 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Condolences to the Vilmer family. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.

  11. Cookie Wherry on December 27, 2013 at 6:17 am

    From knowing you, Sandy, I know how devoted your family is to one another.
    Losing your mom must be so painful but I hope all the wonderful memories of her which you all share is giving you comfort. Love and hugs

  12. Charlene McCarty on January 2, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Your mother was an amazing woman because God gave her to you and many others. I did not know her but I know you. Sandy and family, you have my deepest sympathies and my prayers. May you find comfort in the memories that you shared with your mother and may they sustain you whenever you think of her. Luv, Charlene

  13. Larry, Sandy & Cindy on January 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

    We are so happy to have known Nancy, she was a very special person who will be missed by so many. There are no words to take away the sadness when you loose someone so special but our
    deepest sympathy and love to your family!
    Love Marsha & Steve

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