MANSFIELD: Rev. Nancy Erickson Stanton, 81, of Mansfield passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home.
The daughter of Lester and Lettie (Beck) Hamman, Nancy was born November 2, 1937 in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1955. Nancy continued her education at Capital University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Master’s Degree in Social Work.
At a young age, Nancy connected music with her spirituality. She began serving in the church as a musician, choir director and organist. An ordained priest, Nancy retired while serving St. Andrews Anglican Church in Lewis Center. She was currently a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Mansfield.
Nancy lived a spirit-filled life. Gracious in nature, her door was always open for any stray animal or friend in need.
She is survived by her six children with Merle Moore: Marci (Jeffrey) Sengstock of Shiloh, Marla Sigler of Mansfield, Kathy (Danny) Jarrell of Mansfield, Melissa (James) Harrison of Appleton, Wisconsin, Kirsten (John) Johnson of Columbus, Mark D. (Cathy) Moore of Grove City, and adopted daughter Kiri Johnston of Columbus; 16 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; sister Penny O’Connell, brother Gordon Clark; nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her great grandson Christopher Rollins; brother Eric Erickson.
The family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5-7pm at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 1-2pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 where funeral services will begin at 2 pm. Father Joe Ashby will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to Grace Episcopal Food Pantry or Kingwood Center Gardens may be made through the funeral home.
The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving Nancy’s family and online condolences to them may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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