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Nancy L. Curry

November 22, 1934 — January 22, 2021

Lima, OH

Nancy Curry, 86, passed away at 8:56 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born Nancy Lee Dumbauld, to Harry Lee and Helen Marie (Workman) Dumbauld on November 22, 1934, in Alexandria, Ohio.  She was a graduate of Alexandria High School in 1952 and received her Bachelor of Science in anatomy from the Ohio State University in 1955.  While at O.S.U., she became a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national pre-medical honor society, then a fraternity.  She was accepted into three medical schools, but chose instead to marry and raise a family.

On December 26, 1954 in Alexandria, she married Dr. Robert Irwin Curry who preceded her in death on September 6, 2012.  Following their marriage, she worked at North American Aviation in Columbus while he completed medical school.  In 1957 they moved to Lima, where Dr. Curry served his internship at St. Rita’s, now Mercy Health.  In 1958 they relocated to Botkins where Dr. Curry established his first medical practice.  They returned to Lima in 1964.

Nancy was employed in the early eighties for eight and a half years as a bookkeeper with Friendly’s Ice Cream.  In 1987 she began working as a secretary at Irving (now Independence) Elementary School, from whence she retired in 2017.

She was a member of the Market Street Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, and administrator and aide for four years for the church’s weekday school.  She was a Den Mother for three years for the Boy Scouts, president of the Parents of Rotary Boys’ Choir in the mid-eighties, and Part-Time-Pseudo-Mother to a precious few.  She served on the Sherwood Park Community Club as a secretary and vice-president, and for many years as bookkeeper.  She was a member and past president of the former Lima and Allen County Women’s Medical Auxiliary.  She was a member of the Elida Local School Board of Education for twelve years, four as president.  She was a founding member of the Elida Local Schools Education Foundation.

She is survived by her children: Robert Bruce (Linne’) Curry of Delphos, OH, Tracey Marie (David) Osterloh of Maria Stein, OH, Martha Elizabeth (Rev. Richard) Scheer of St. Marys, OH, Laura Lee (Micheal) Reese of Elida, OH, William James (Christine) Curry of Plain City, OH, and Benjamin George (Beth) Curry of Lewis Center, OH; two step-children:  Marilyn Merciel (Theodore) Shaw of Dublin, OH and David Roy (Carolyn) Curry of San Francisco, CA.  She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren: Ryan (Jennifer) Bockrath, Dr. Erica (Benjamin) Gerten, Joanna (Corey) Johnson, Benjamin, Rose and Robert Osterloh, Victoria and Alex Scheer, Amanda and Andrew Curry, Elizabeth LeeAnn (Josef) Brooner, Jonathon Reese, Abigail and Nicholas Curry; two step-grandchildren, Richard and Michael Brunsman; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way; and three step-great-grandchildren.  In addition, she is survived by her brother, William (Sara) Dumbauld of Pickerington, OH; two sisters-in-law: Joyce Curry of Mansfield and Jean Comegys of Bradenton, FL.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Anton William Osterloh; step-son, Paul Andrew Curry; and two brothers-in-law, Dr. James Curry and Lonnie Comegys.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home as well as 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Market St. Presbyterian Church.   The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.  Rev. Ken Chorle will officiate.   Mask will be required.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Allen County Museum.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.  Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com .

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Visitation

Saturday, January 30, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Market Street Presbyterian Church

1100 West Market Street, Lima, OH 45805

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Market Street Presbyterian Church

1100 West Market Street, Lima, OH 45805

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