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Nancy Deibler, 60, of Overland Park, KS died Friday, February 27th surrounded by her partner Deb Bigogno and family. Services will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza (707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64112) on Saturday, March 7th. Visitation is scheduled from 1PM to 2:30PM with memorial services following immediately after. In lieu of flowers Nancy and Deb would appreciate your continued fight against cancer by adopting a star in Nancy’s name at www.standup2cancer.org or contributions can be mailed to: Stand Up To Cancer c/o EIF, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite t-700, Los Angeles, CA, 90017.
Nancy was a long time sales Executive in the telecommunications industry. A pioneer, she helped coin the phrase “telemarketing” when she opened the 1st American call center for AT&T. Other companies, such as IBM, soon followed suit and used her Kansas City call center as a benchmark for design and operations. She continued her career as a Sales Director at Sprint and a Vice President for Cincinnati Bell Broadwing. A former mortgage broker, Nancy later transitioned back to the lending industry at Novastar heading up their Customer Retention Center. A beloved partner, sister, friend, mentor and community activist she will be dearly missed. Everyone who met Nancy was touched by her warmth, fun-loving nature, kindness and most of all, her ability to encourage, teach, comfort and love. Her legacy lives on in the charities she supported, the employees she mentored, the countless friends, family and admirers that she touched. Her passions were many but her partner Deb, large mouth bass fishing and sea-shell collecting at Sanibel Island topped the list! She treasured and loved each shell; large, small, perfect or flawed as she treasured each life she came into contact with, for its uniqueness. Nancy is survived by her life partner Dr. Deb Bigogno, sister Susan Loos and her husband Ray, nephews Alex and Nick of Louisville, TX, Brother-in-law Mike, wife Angie, Brother-in-law Rick and wife Kathy and their children Jenny and Maria, Brother-in-law Matt and wife Jane, sister-in-law Beth and husband Rick and Father-in-Law Angelo and wife Linda and daughter Trisha all of St. Louis. God must have needed inspiration.