Nancy Jo McCurdy

Nancy Jo McCurdy, 59, Lee’s Summit, MO passed away June 2, 2016 at her home from ovarian cancer.

Mrs. McCurdy was born March 20, 1957 in Kansas City, MO.  She received her Master’s degree from KU.  Nancy was a Point of Care Director at Research Medical Center.  She loved collecting ornaments, gardening, traveling and playing her banjo and ukulele.

Nancy is survived by her two daughtrs, Kelly McCurdy and Tamara Kraft; and two grandchildren, Brooklynn and Myles Hartley.

A celebration of life party is being planned for a later date.



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  1. Mike Walker on June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I will miss your mom so much!!! I recently lost my wife to cancer! She and your mom and I played a lot of music together! We busked at Lawrence and played at the T-Bones game. Will miss her terribly!

  2. David Firman on June 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Your mom was one of the very special ones and the world is less without her. Rest peacefully.

  3. Larry Fencyk on June 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    i met Nancy early on in the KC Ukesters where she was an enthusiastic performer on ukulele and banjo. We all had a great time playing with her at the Lawrence Busker festival. We’ll miss her.

  4. Jackie Nixon on June 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Kelly ; So very sorry for your loss of your momma,I just happened onto your information about her.Now I see and know why you are such a great mom,Your mom must have been a wonderful lady,and again sorry for your loss of her.jackie nixon

  5. ShayRonn Liquie on June 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a delight to be around. Enjoyed playing ukuleles with her at the Club Meetings and several gigs. We will all miss her greatly.

  6. David Tiedt on June 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Missing you already cuz.

  7. Kathleen Herndon on June 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I originally met Nancy when we were both Girl Scout leaders and our daughters were students at Dobbs Elementary. I was fortunate enough to reconnect with her a few years ago through the KC Ukesters. Nancy was always warm, loving with a joyful smile. Her beautiful spirit will be sorely missed by us all.

  8. Mary Lu Johnston on June 7, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    She was my friend and I miss her dearly. My life is richer for all the time I spent with her. God speed, Nancy.

  9. Charles Jones on June 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    In addition to playing ukes with Nancy, I followed her arc through the KU MPA program. From her first day, to her recognition as Most Outstanding Graduate, to hooding her at graduation. What a spirit. What bold curiosity and patient intelligence. We are all honored to have known her. Enriched to walk a few miles together.

  10. Mike Kelly on June 8, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Nancy always had a welcoming smile on her face and joy in her heart in sharing music and playing ukes together. I remember playing End of the Line with her and having so much fun! Nancy brought so much to our music circle and our hearts.

  11. Sheryl Howe on June 8, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I loved Nancy. She was funny and sweet. Her smile and laughter ..contagious! I will miss her very much. It is so heartbreaking to lose someone so precious…

  12. Alfred Ho on June 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Nancy was one of the best students in our MPA program at KU. She worked hard and was very thoughtful. Nancy and nine of us also traveled to S. Korea in the 2014 winter break for a class. She was advantageous and very helpful to all of us. More importantly, she laughed so much and really enjoyed every single moment. Her approach to life is inspiring. We will always remember her smiles, her courage, and her positive spirit.

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