Sunday, December 21, 2014



Nancy Jane Courter, 74, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at her home in Edgerton, Kan., with her family by her side.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Wellsville Baptist Church, Third and Main streets, Wellsville, Kan. Family members plan to meet with friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Wellsville Baptist Church Life Center. Inurnment is set for Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Kan.

Nancy was born Sunday, July 9, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Chleo and Ethel (McGhee) Davidson.

She was a lifelong Wellsville resident.

She attended Wellsville schools and graduated from Platte City High School, Platte City, Mo., with the class of 1957.

Nancy was united in marriage with Robert Courter June 9, 1957, in Wellsville, Kan. He survives of their home.

Other survivors include her three children, Gena Ott and husband, Tim, Madison, Kan., Jeff Courter and wife, Cindy, Wellsville, and Leonard Courter and wife, Rebanna, Ottawa; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Neita Robbs, Baldwin City; brother, Sam Davidson and wife, Shirley, Platte City, Mo.; and brother-in-law, Deewayne Paugh, Mesquite, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Treva Paugh; infant sister, Judith Ann Davidson; and infant brother, Charles Roy Davidson.

Nancy not only was a wife and mother; she worked on the family farm throughout her life. She also worked at the Edgerton Coop as a bookkeeper in the late 1960s and mid-1970s; Woolco Department Store as an office manager in Overland Park in the mid- to late 1970s; Kramer Products in Gardner in the early 1980s; church preschool in Wellsville and Edgerton in the late 1980s; and owned and operated, with her husband, the Rock Creek Country Meats in Wellsville in the early to mid-1990s.

She was a longtime member of the Wellsville Baptist Church, serving as deacon, helping in Sunday school, Bible school, as well as the choir; Rock Creek Ladies Club; and manager of Courter Corn Camp.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Wellsville Baptist Church through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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