Nancy C. Eckard, 75, Princeton, Kan., passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Cremation is planned. Family members plan to meet with friends 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa.

Nancy was born Wednesday, June 29, 1938, in Edgerton, Kan., the daughter of Ernest and Helen (Gillihand) Larrick.

She lived in Princeton since 1967, moving there from Kansas City, Kan.

She graduated from Edgerton High School with the class of 1957.

Nancy was united in marriage with James William Eckard Feb. 5, 1959, in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death April 7, 2003.

She was a devoted lifelong homemaker.

Survivors include her son, James “Scott” Eckard and his wife, Vickie, Ottawa; four grandchildren, Jennille Wilt, Nikki Reyes, Dylan Eckard and Kara Eckard; eight great-grandchildren; six sisters, Bonnie Ward and husband, Randy, Paola, Tula Gillispie, Edgerton, Flory Curry, Edgerton, Mary Lou Leslie, Osawatomie, Jo Ann Boggs and husband, Harold, Morrowville, Kan., and Betty Hundley, Kansas City, Kan.; and sister-in-law, LaVersa Larrick, Gardner.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband; son, Daniel Wayne Eckard; daughter, Penny June Eckard; brother, Ernest Larrick; and sister, Judy Stitt.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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