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Nancy Painter

November 1, 1952 — June 26, 2020

N ancy S. Painter, 67, of Sabetha, died peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was born on November 1, 1952 in Humboldt, NE, to Walter E. and Ila Mae (Gilfillan) Arnold. She grew up south of Morrill, KS. She attended school in Morrill until her senior year when she transferred to Sabetha High.  After graduation from Sabetha High, she attended Highland Community College and graduated in 1972. Nancy also attended Kansas State University from 1972-73, majoring in Dietetics.

On August 4, 1973, Nancy married Zane M. Painter of Sabetha. They were happily married for 46 years. To this union there were two children, Nicholus and Jennifer.

After having her children, Nancy started back to work in the Sabetha schools as a cook. She loved her job and the children she served for 26 years.

Nancy was also a devout member of Twin Oaks Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Zane; her children, Nick (Crystal) Painter of Topeka and Jennifer (Sid) Ewing of Hutchinson;  two granddaughters, Aubrey and Layla of Hutchison; a brother, Dan (Gina) Arnold of Atwater, CA; and a sister, Cindy (Phil) Fritz of Verdon, NE; numerous nieces and nephews, along with a host of family and friends.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Twin Oaks Church in Sabetha, Kansas with Gerald Hervey officiating. Nancy will lie in state after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha.  Interment will be made in the Albany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Twin Oaks Church or The Sabetha Caring Neighbors Cancer Fund, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia St., Sabetha, KS 66534.

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