Cuba - Nancy A. Lafary, 83, of Cuba passed away peacefully at 4:58 p.m. January 26, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family and her beloved cat George.
Nancy was born October 24, 1936 in Macomb, the daughter of Willis and Virgie (Mullen) Stockham. She first married Richard Shaw, who passed away June 27, 1970. She then married Clair "Bud" Lafary on July 1, 1971. He passed away on July 6, 2017. Also proceeding her in death were her son Matt (Teresa) Shaw on January 24, 2019, and her great-grandson Zachory Taylor on January 15, 2013.
Nancy is survived by her daughters Cindy (John) Stumph of Sycamore, and Sally Shields of Canton, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her grandchildren. She was known as the "Shoe Grandma," and taking her grandkids shoe shopping was always a great excuse for her to buy herself another pair of shoes.
She was a devoted life-long member of the Cuba Christian Church, and a tireless volunteer for her community. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Cuba schools, and then as an executive assistant at Illinois River Correctional Center, from where she retired.
Cremation rites will be accorded at Oaks- Hines Funeral Home, and private services will be held at a later time.
The family requests memorials be made to Harbor Light Hospice or the Buddy Bag Program (checks made payable to Cuba Elementary with Buddy Bags in the memo line).
Sally and Cindy, and family I'm so sorry for your loss of your sweet Mother Miss Nancy 💔😪 I have many childhood memories of her and your family, she was such a sweet lady, May she rest in Peace, God bless her soul. Sending you All my most sincere sympathy and condolences to you and yours during this most difficult time. Hugs 😪💔
We are so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She would always stop to visit whenever we would see her. She was a great lady.
We're so sorry to hear of your loss of Nancy. She was always so sweet to our family and always wore a smile. I loved seeing her. Heaven gained a wonderful lady. The Shaw Family
Very sorry to learn of Nancy’s passing. It is said you can determine a person’s character in a working environment. As a coworker, I learned she was a special, gracious and sweet lady. My condolences to her loved ones.
Nancy was one of the most wonderful ladies. She was always kind, and full of love and always had a smile. Prayers for all of the family.
I'm so very sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out! I will truly miss her.
So sorry to hear this. I’ll always remember this sweet lady. She was always so welcoming when we joined the church. After we moved away and I would see her, she always remembered me and my family. She was so kind and I know she touched so many others as well. Condolences to her family and so very sorry for your loss.
Beautiful lady with a beautiful soul,she will be missed
Sally, Cindy, Teresa, and families, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I was so glad to visit with her when she would get tickets or I would see her at Clayberg.
Cindy and Sally and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother! She was such a caring, kind,nice person. Always had a smile on her face!! Sending my thoughts, prayers, and hugs!!
Cindy , Sally and family we are so sorry to her of your mother Nancy passing. She was always so kind and such a wonderful lady. Always had a smile and positive outlook on life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy and Sally,
So very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special friend to me and my parents. Nancy had a heart of gold and would always check on us when my dad was in the nursing home. My dad also appreciated Sally’s help at the library as he was an avid reader! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Peggy (Susie Grigsby) Malott
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