Nancy Kay Gulliford
Nancy Kay Gulliford, 61, a resident of Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Moore Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born on April 18, 1959, in Nevada, and was adopted by V.H. and Hazel Bley Gulliford on Oct. 15, 1959.
Nancy Kay and her father were close. As an experienced horseman, V.H. first helped her ride when she was about eight months old. At the time, she had casts on both her lower legs to treat deformities present at birth. She laughed and talked to the horses as she grew and learned to ride. Nancy Kay attended grammar school in Deerfield and graduated from Nevada High School on May 12, 1978. The family moved from Deerfield to Nevada in 2011. Nancy Kay enjoyed fabric painting as she grew up and spent many happy hours with her mother decorating hand made quilts. There were many children who enjoyed cuddling under these beautifully decorated blankets. She was an active member of the Clayton Christian Church with her family.
Survivors include her mother, Hazel and her maternal aunt, Viva Charlene Bley Widmar. Aunt Charlene also lived with the Gulliford family and grew up with Nancy. Nancy Kay was preceded in death by her father. V. H. Gulliford.
Due to the Covid pandemic, there will be no public services. Private burial will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kan. The family requests memorial contributions to O.A.T.S., Inc. to the benefit of Vernon County. Hazel used the O.A.T.S. buses regularly to visit Nancy during her extended stay at Moore Few. Donations may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com. May Nancy rest in peace.