Nancy Joy Kampschroeder, 84, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2023 in Topeka, Kansas. Nancy Joy was chosen by her mother, Thelma Leona Biver, on September 9, 1938 in Chillicothe, Illinois. She later made her way to Lawrence, Kansas with her mother, where she was then chosen by her father, Ernest Kenneth Clifton. Nancy was also blessed with the love and support of her loving uncle and aunt, Herb and Dora Hegeman.
Nancy attended Lawrence Memorial Central Middle School in Lawrence, Kansas where she would meet the love of her life, Errol Joe Kampschroeder. They both graduated from Lawrence High School, Errol graduating in 1955 and Nancy graduating in 1956. Nancy became Nancy Kampschroeder on July 25, 1959 when Nancy and Errol were married in Lawrence, Kansas for 57 years before Errol’s death in November of 2016. They resided in Lecompton, Kansas.
Nancy enjoyed starting her career, working for the City of Lawrence. She was an intelligent and savvy business woman, co-owning and operating Kampschroeder Machine & Repair and Midwest Raceway.
Along with the aforementioned loved ones, Nancy is preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Waneta (Nemec) and Robert Kampschroeder; granddaughter, Katerina Kampschroeder; lifelong best friend, Marilyn Kay Bailey (Patterson); dear friend, Jeanette Spencer; other friends that were like family; & many beloved pets, most recently Marty.
Nancy is survived by son, Gregg and daughter-in-law Julie; son, Rick and daughter-in-law Vickie; granddaughter, Kami and great-granddaughter Aavya; grandson, Zachary; granddaughter, Kasi and great-granddaughter Aiyana; grandson, Kurt; grandson, Jared; granddaughter, Jada; granddaughter, Kiersten; granddaughter, Laness and great-grandsons Kaisen and Kallan & great-granddaughter Kalaya.
The family would like to recognize all of Errol and Nancy’s friends and extended family. A special recognition to friends Jerry and Dana Taliaferro, Dave and Laurie Shuck, Judy James, & Mark and Patti Ryan.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Nancy’s Celebration of Life services will follow at 11:00 AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and/or Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.