Nancy Kauffman Werner

Nancy Kauffman Werner, 83, died December 12, 2023 of complications from a wound infection and kidney failure. She leaves a legacy of an infectious laugh, spunky personality, and a loyalty to those she loved. She was a great friend who loved celebrating and helping others, and was always up for a party. She loved dancing to R&B, and also to Frank Sinatra with husband Stan leading the way.

Nancy was a groundbreaking female media personality with an impressive entrepreneurial career roster including TV and radio reporter, news anchor and talk show host. As a talent model, she was featured in many print, radio and TV ads for brands like McDonalds and Pepsi. As a publicist/public relations specialist she helped many brands, including Applebee’s, grow awareness and accolades.

Nancy is survived by daughters Bronwyn and Heather, and grandchildren Cole (21), Quincy (19) and Anni (18). She was preceded in death by son Steve and husband Stan.

A memorial service will be held for her at 1pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Old Mission Methodist Church in Fairway, Kansas.


  1. Gail Bronfman Bunch on December 31, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Sad to see her go. We did a number of video training films together. She was a consummate professional and I considered her an excellent role model. She spoke so lovingly of her daughters Bronwyn and Heather ! I am so grateful to have known Nancy. May she be forever your mysterious inner voice!!!

  2. Kaila Sieverling on December 31, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    So sorry! Losing longtime friends is so hard and so few of us left! Prayers and love!

  3. Judy Baldwin on January 6, 2024 at 1:39 pm

    Heather and Bronwyn, I remember you as young girls when I worked with your mom at Q104. Your mom was a bubbly and caring person. I loved working with her and being friends with her since our Q104 days. In the mid-1980s she and I attended a KU basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse when Danny Manning was the star player. At one point the cheerleaders chanted: “We want a basket, how about you?!” You mom turned to me and asked: “Why are they chanting ‘We want a pizza, how about you!?'” I informed her that they wanted a basket and not a pizza and your mom burst into giggles, in that way that Nancy giggled that brightened the world around her. She was a great friend. As great trailblazer in broadcasting and public relations and a fabulous mother who loved her children more than anything in the world. Peace to your family.

  4. LaDon on March 6, 2024 at 10:48 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

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