Nancy Jean Hardeman died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Newton.
She was born Oct. 14, 1949, in Pittsburg, the second daughter of Donald E. Slagle and Colleen (Hankins) Slagle. She and her sisters, Donna Smith and Martha Swenson, spent their childhoods in Pittsburg. She attended Pittsburg State University for two years, where she met her husband and true love, Greg Hardeman. They were married on Aug. 24, 1969, and spent 51 years together.
Nancy and Greg had two children, Ron and Brian, and Nancy spent the first years of their lives at home with her sons. She was a loving and caring mother, who loved to bake and cook for her family. She performed clerical work for several different companies throughout her working career.
Nancy was very creative and loved to share her projects with others. She enjoyed crochet and quilting and made beautiful quilts that will be cherished by her family and friends. She attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton, where she was also active in the quilting group.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Don.
Survivors include her mother, Collen; sisters, Donna and Martha; husband, Greg; her sons, Ron (Susan) of Wichita and Brian (Jayme) of Manhattan and two grandchildren, Trenton and Lily.
A private family service will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.
Petersen Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.