Nancy Ann Gribben, 71

Nancy Ann Gribben, 71, of Wabash, died at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born June 9, 1947, in Wabash to Robert and Leah (Temple) Snavely.

Nancy was a 1965 graduate of Wabash High School.  She married Michael P. Gribben on June 13, 1965, in Reseda, Calif. 

She was the recorder for Wabash County, retiring after serving two terms.  Nancy enjoyed gardening, especially harvesting her lavender, and collecting antiques and pottery.  She liked traveling, especially to Disney World, where she thought it was the "happiest place on earth."

She is survived by her husband, Michael P. Gribben of Wabash; two children, Andrew (Christianne) Gribben of Moon Township, Pa., and Katherine (Chad) Craft of Wabash; three grandchildren, Zachary Gribben and Kathryn Gribben both of Moon Township, and Brodie Craft of Wabash; two brothers, Tom (Genavee) Snavely, and James (Sue) Snavely both of Wabash;  and three sisters, Jeanne Urschel, Katie (Todd) Baer both of Wabash, Margie (Rick) Baxter of Somers, New York. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Inurnment will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash, at a later date.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Alzheimer's Association.

The memorial guest book for Nancy may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Jul 19