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Nancy Kay Vieira Rowe

November 23, 1949 - August 11, 2021

Nancy Kay Vieira Rowe, 71, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born November 23, 1949, in Springfield, the daughter of Tony and Mildred Wilkerson Vieira. She married Dennis Brian Rowe on October 5, 1973 and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Heather (Dewayne) Collins and Sara Coe; one son, Joe Rowe; four granddaughters, Laura, Lydia, Caroline, and Adelaide; one sister, Sue (Charlie) Reiser; two nieces, Valarie (George) Bianan and Wendy Reiser; two nephews, Tony and Michael Vieira; and sister-in-law, Angie Wollensen.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Marilyn Vieira; brother, David Vieira; and sister-in-law, Janice Rowe.

Nancy was a resident of Springfield all her life. She graduated from Feitshans High School in 1967 and then continued her studies at Lincoln Land Community College. She spent most of her career working as an IT specialist for CIPS/Ameren Illinois. She serviced their computers all over central Illinois for 34 years.

Nancy was baptized into Christ on November 28, 1962. She attended Lakeside Church of Christ and was an active member, continually looking to serve others. She cherished her time as a pre-K Bible school teacher. Her face would light up when the small children would toddle through the door. And it brought her so much joy when they would continue to come visit her as they grew. Every winter, she would invite any child (or adult) that wanted to make a gingerbread house for the Festival of Trees to her home to build and decorate their creations. It was not uncommon for her to contribute more than 30 gingerbread houses.

Nancy loved traveling, fast cars, cultivating a garden full of flowers, and spending as much time on the beach as possible.

Her family meant the world to her and she could make anyone feel like family.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Lie in State: 10 – 11 am, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Adam Cozort officiating.

Graveside Service: 12 pm, Friday, August 27, 2021 at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Church of Christ or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

 


Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Lie in State: 10 – 11 am, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

 


Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Adam Cozort officiating.

 


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Church of Christ or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


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