Nancy Ann Gaunt, 80

Nancy Ann Gaunt, 80, of Wabash, died at 11:11 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Wabash. She was born Dec. 25, 1939 in Marion to Marion and Alice (Lash) Rupley.

Nancy was a graduate of Marion High School. She married Jack Allen Gaunt on Oct. 27, 1973 at Epworth Forest in North Webster. Nancy was a secretary for Honeywell Inc. and also worked in the admitting department for Wabash County Hospital. She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church and Beaver Dam/Loon Lake Conservation Club. Nancy and Jack spent 45 winters in Okeechobee, Florida and had a lake cottage on Beaver Dam Lake, where she looked forward to and enjoyed family "get togethers.” She was a special friend to many. Nancy was an avid collector of Precious Moments and Beanie Babies.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Gaunt of Wabash; three daughters, Deborah K. (Richard) McCormick of West Lafayette, Mary Jayne (Jeff) Steele of Wabash, and Tracy L. Gaunt of North Webster; eight grandchildren, Leah (Paul) Sinka of Hernando, Miss., T.J. McCormick of West Lafayette, Kayla Steele of Lebanon, Erica (Zack) Bogner of Brownsburg, Jessica (Justin) Cileo of Folsom, Calif., Angela (Curtis) Grady of Syracuse, Amanda (Curtis) Shoemaker of Pierceton, and Whitney (Ryan See) Walker of Warsaw; nine great-grandchildren; her Cuz' Buddy Joe (Beverly) Martz; several nieces and nephews; and her favorite "child,” her dog Sadie Jayne. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Rupley; and her twin sister, Mary Jo Zoda.

Private graveside services will be held at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 1100 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Beaver Dam Conservation Club, 9166 S Verna St., Claypool 46510.

The memorial guest book for Nancy may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Apr 27