WINSLOW -- Nancy Jean Smiley, of Winslow, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Nancy, born Feb. 23, 1939, was the sixth child and fifth daughter of Milton P. and Florence (Norton) Smiley.
Nancy was born and raised in Winslow and educated in Winslow through the seventh grade. She then transferred to Coburn Classical Institute, graduating in 1958. Upon graduation, Nancy studied at Ricker College in Houlton for one year. She then chose Rumford Community Hospital to pursue a degree as a certified nurses aide.
For 25 years Nancy worked at Thayer Hospital doing what she always had done best, caring for others. Following her hospital stay, she provided home child care for the next seven-and-a-half years.
Nancy was a life-long member of Winslow Congregational Church UCC, baptized as a child and joining as a full member in her teenage years. She served the church faithfully in many capacities: assistant first-grade teacher, choir member, deacon, memorial committee member and hospitality coordinator. Nancy could be counted on to send notes of thoughtfulness and call to keep members aware of others.
Nancy was a member of the Fireside Chapter 103 Order of Eastern Star in Clinton for 34 years. Also, she was an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution Fort Halifax Chapter, also serving as regent.
Nancy collected cups, saucers and teaspoons from many sources. She enjoyed word puzzles of several kinds. Her kindness will be missed.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Priscilla McKallip and Virginia Gordon; three brothers-in-law; one niece; and two nephews.
She is survived by a brother, F. Richard Smiley; two sisters, Pauline Smiley and Barbara Healey; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Howard Cemetery, Winslow, next to her father.
All donations in lieu of flowers will be sent to the Winslow Congregational Church in Ms. Smiley's name.