Sunday, December 21, 2014



Nancy (Longenecker) Lamb, Overland Park, passed away Sept. 17, 2013.

A memorial service is set for 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, Kan. A reception is planned at the church immediately following the service. Inurnment is planned for Kingman, Kan.

She was born in Norwich, Kan., to Charles and Mamie Longenecker.

She grew up in Kingman, and attended public schools there. She received a bachelor’s of arts from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., and a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. Nancy was a Speech Language Pathologist in the Shawnee Mission School District for 29 years and used her skills to positively impact the course of numerous peoples’ lives.

As a longtime member of Prairie Baptist Church, she served on boards and committees, including the Diaconate and Trustees. She also participated in their chancel choir and bell choir for many years.

Nancy served as a volunteer for Shawnee Mission Schools, Shawnee Mission Hospital, Meals on Wheels, KC Symphony and the Theater League.

Nancy was a life member of the American Speech/Language-Hearing Association, life member and past president of Kansas Speech/Language-Hearing Association, life member of the National Education Association, member and past president of PEO (Chapter HA), member and past president of Beta Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, member of KU Alumni Association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Johnson County Retired Teachers, the American Association of University Women and past matron of Union Chapter No. 15 Order of the Eastern Star.

As an active, adventurous woman, Nancy engaged in swimming, hiking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. She enjoyed concerts, plays, symphony and jazz and traveled to more than 30 countries.

She was a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend.

Survivors include her two sons, Harold (Susan) Lamb, Exton, Pa., and Charles (Brooke) Lamb, Eudora, Kan.; her grandchildren, Sheldon (Angela) Lamb, Abington, Pa., Craig Lamb, Philadelphia, Pa., and Bridget Lamb, Lawrence, Kan.; and great-grandchild, Caleb Lamb, Abington, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Ottawa University or Interim Home Health through D.W. Newcomers Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park KS 66214.

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