Nancy Lee Cory, 85, departed this life Thursday, June 9, 2016, at her residence in Batesville.
Nan was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, May 19, 1931, to Jack and Rimah (Brandenburg) Cory. She spent her early years in Rhinelander, where her father was the editor of the Rhinelander Daily News. That northern Wisconsin lifestyle undoubtedly led to her lifelong love for the outdoors, fishing and animals - she was never without a dog and usually had a cat or two thrown in for good measure.
Nan attended junior high and high school in Columbus, Indiana. After high school, she took a factory job for one year to earn money for college. She entered Indiana University in fall 1951, graduating in 1955 with a B.S. in physical education, health and recreation. She taught physical education at Connersville High School for 11 years. After receiving her master's degree in guidance and counseling at Miami University, she was hired as a guidance counselor at Union County High School, Liberty, in 1966. She served in that position for 27 years, retiring in 1993 as the director of guidance counseling.
Nan lived in Brookville for nearly all 38 years of her teaching. Throughout Nan's life, one of her greatest delights was hearing from former students. She moved to Batesville in 2005.
Nan wasn't much of a cook, but she managed to convert that deficiency into a positive by turning her restaurant visits into opportunities to socialize. Always upbeat, she loved to chat with the staffs of area dining establishments and learn about their families, pets and children. Nan was a longtime member of Tri Kappa and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also enjoyed her membership in the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include an uncle, Elmer Hoehn, Jeffersonville; and cousins Pat Hoehn, Jeffersonville, and Kathy (David) Gilmore, Houston.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by longtime companion Virginia "Ginny" Krause.
Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, June 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, Brookville. The memorial service, officiated by Pastor Curtis Bond, will begin at 7 p.m.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Franklin or Ripley County humane societies or Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry. Persons may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal condolence at www.cookrosenberger.com.
Published on June 10, 2016