Nancy Ann (Russell) Graham, 81, resident of Hominy, passed from this life on Feb. 25, 2021. Nancy was born on July 30, 1939, in Hominy to Otis and Rena Mae (Snipp) Russell. She was raised and received her education in Hominy and as a child grew up in the Assembly of God Church. Nancy was raised in a religious home and church was attended each Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Whenever someone would call with a problem, she would ask “have you prayed about it and read your Bible?” After high school, she attended and graduated from Tri-County Tech with an LPN degree. Nancy would say the greatest effect on her life was being raised with a loving father and mother and keeping in contact with friends that she had known all her life; as well as reading her Bible and daily prayer. She enjoyed holidays with family and attending school functions. Nancy enjoyed doing puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren, eating out, going to movies and getting her hair and nails done.
Nancy is survived by her children, Charity Ann Ware of Hominy, Charles Frank Ware of Hominy and Jacqueline Lee Gilliland of Pawnee; grandchildren, Charles Anthony “Sonny” Gilliland, Joseph Cash Perrier, Jennifer Ware and Chrissy Jestes; and great-grandchildren Kamryn Rhianna Gilliland, Kihanna Jo Gilliland, Easton Logan Gilliland, Zachary Roman and Otis Gilliland. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Verna Mae Russell and granddaughter Catherine Elizabeth Ware.
Traditional Indian services were held March 2, 2021, at the residence 1105 South Wood Ave in Hominy, with Pastor David Nagle of the Friends Church officiating. Burial followed at the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy. Arrangements and services were entrusted to the Chapman-Black Funeral Home of Cleveland.