Nancy Joy Kampschroeder

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.

Messages & Condolences

From Bob Howard...

So sorry to hear about Nancy, my deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. I knew Errol and Nancy from high school before they were married and after great people and friends.

From Delores Hubach...

Nancy, Marilyn and I were friends all through junior high and high school. I got married while still in high school but finished and we continued to be friends, meeting for visits and lunches. When Nancy and Errol planned to marry she asked me to be her bridesmaid. I had 2 kids by then and no decent dress to wear so Nancy loaned me one of hers. Errol and Nancy were so happy together and I was so happy to be part of their wedding. We have continued our friendship after all these years until lately with ailments. Then we continued contact by phone and cards. The only reason I won’t be able to be at her services is I fell and broke my femur and I’m still in rehab at the hospital. I will be there in thoughts. I will miss my dear friend.

From Sarah Hollis...

Nancy was the most generous, loving and genuine friend I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was a little bit onery, but living with Errol all those years would have that affect on you!
My deepest sympathy goes out to Greg, Rick and families. The world has truly lost a special person.

From Patty Atkinson supancic...

My deepest sympathy to Nancy’s family and many friends.
Nancy and Marilyn were my Saturday night sitters and great popcorn poppers. My sisters and I looked forward to it. Memories. 🌻

From Peggy Dey...

My heart is broken. Nancy was one-of-a-kind. I will cherish the memories of our friendship forever. Hugs to Greg, Rick and their families.

From Mark and Patti Ryan...

We are going to miss her so much. Taco Tuesday won’t be the same. To all of her family, we send our deepest sympathies. She is with Kampy and Marty now. We love you Nancy.

From Dan & Carol Kennedy...

Carol and I send our sympathy and confidence that the Lord will hold you all close during theses difficult days.

From Frank and Sharon Molby...

Greg, Rick and families,
So sorry to hear about your mom. I am so glad we got to visit with her last fall. She was sitting on the front porch, so we stopped by. Among her thoughts she said she was very proud of her boys and your families, and the support she received since your dad’s passing. Sending Prayers and condolences to help you get through this time of sadness.

From Roger and Gail Ryan...

Our deepest sympathies go out to all her friends and family.

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