She was born to Glenn and Mildred Tinkel Green on Aug. 29, 1955, in Wabash County, Ind.
She graduated from Southwood High School in Wabash County and then attended Purdue University.
She married Randy Staley on Dec. 18, 1976. Together, they began their family in Clay City, moving there 32 years ago.
She was a member of the Church of Christ. Nancy was a preschool teacher for many years at "Little Lambs," and "Barnyard Buddies." She was an accomplished seamstress and made many wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and she had helped to make current flags and guard outfits for the Clay City Imperial Regiment Band.
Nancy enjoyed doing primitive stitchery and began "Nancy's Nook," where she set up shop at various local craft shows and festivals.
Survivors include her husband Randy Staley, Clay City, daughters Jennifer Staley, Indianapolis, Kristen Staley, Clay City, and Larissa Staley, West Lafayette, brother and sister-in-law Tom and Laura Green, Fishers, Ind., nephew Wesley Green and wife Jessica, nieces Abby Becker and husband Adam, and Bonnie Mahan and husband Tim, and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, with Brother Herb Woollard officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., today, and again Wednesday, one hour prior to services.
Then she will be taken to Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, Ind., 46992. Visitation there will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m., with services to follow on Friday at 11 a.m., at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, LaFountaine, Ind.
Post a heart of condolence at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the caringbridge.org website or to the Schultz-Lewis Children's Home, PO Box 471, Valparaiso, Ind., 46384-0471.