Nancy Ileen Hake, 71, formerly of Springfield, IL died at her home in Slidell, LA February 9 after a long illness.
She was born July 3, 1942 in Springfield, where she attended Lanphier High School. After graduation, she began working for the Illinois Department of Insurance where she remained until she moved to Slidell, LA, in 1989.
An avid reader, Nancy loved working at her computer and her iPad. She delighted in her children and grandchildren, in keeping up with old friends, searching for antiques and cooking. Family and friends alike will sorely miss her intelligence, her spirit and integrity, and loving kindness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Wicks and Ileen Wicks Mattson; a brother, Billy Wicks; and a son Mark Edmiston. Surviving are her husband, Richard Hake, Slidell, LA; a son, Todd Edmiston (Julie), Mandeville, LA; a sister, Kay Loveless, Springfield, IL; brother Edward Wicks (Judy), Lakebay, WA; daughter-in-law Kim Edmiston, Sherman, TX; and grandchildren Kathryn Edmiston, Springfield, IL; and Brianne Edmiston, Mandeville, LA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: 10-11:30 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service 11:30 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Marty Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Rd, Springfield, IL 62702.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am