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Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
3901 North Star Road
Richardson, Texas 75082
(972) 238-8103

Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:12 PM

Nancy Nevill (1946-2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:12 PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:12 PM

Click here to view Nancy's Memorial Service on Feburary 19, 2022

Nancy Ruth Nevill died at the age of 75 on February 8, 2022 fromcomplications of COVID-19. She was born on December 28, 1946, the daughter of Charles E. Neiman and Milded Ruth Neiman. Her childhood was spent in Indianapolis in a modernized log cabin located on a small lake, part of land owned by Eli Lilly & Co. Construction of a dam with resulting flooding forced a move of the family directly to the Lilly estate. Charles was land manager of the estate which included the greenhouse. From this experience Nancy always enjoyed fresh cut flowers in the home. 

After High School Nancy entered Indianapolis Methodist Hospital Nursing School graduating in 1966 with a Registered Nurse (RN) degree. She was then employed by Indiana University General Hospital. During the next several years she gained experience, among other specialties, in neonatal, psychotherapy, and dialysis nursing. She was on the National Research Team which first explored the question of whether home dialysis was better for the patient than a dialysis hospital center. (It is not!)  Following her marriage to William (Bill) Nevill in 1979 the family moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she volunteered at the hospital of Barksdale Airforce Base. What started as a few days a week resulted in full time management of the operating rooms.  This led to employment at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in eye surgery and later organ transplant surgery.

She was a founding officer of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses. At Highland Springs she chaired the Health and Wellness Committee which oversees the Medical Program.

The church and singing were a major part of Nancy’s life. From a 10-year-old soloist at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with her family, to the Adult Choirs at Indianapolis 2nd Presbyterian, Shreveport Presbyterian, Canyon Creek Presbyterian, and Rockfish Presbyterian churches she lived her faith in song.

She was a courageous and dedicated wife and stepmother having, at age 33, married Bill, a 50-year-old widower with 5 children.  It worked—for 42years!

She was an avid church member.  As Deacon she attended to the spiritual and physical needs of the congregation.  As Elder she served on several Sessions and was Clerk of the Rockfish Session for many years.  At the Presbytery level she served on the Ministerial Relations Committee which handles personnel relationships of pastors.

Nancy is survived by her brother, Joseph Neiman, husband, Bill Nevill, 5 children: Paul, John, Steven, Anne, and Deborah, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.                  

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