Nancy Kay Entrikin, 84, Topeka, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Nancy was born December 31, 1933 in Wichita, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Truitt) Wall. She graduated from Langdon High School in Langdon, KS.
Nancy's career of choice was to be a stay at home mom but reality required that she work. As such, her day jobs included Lee Optical; KP&L; Landon Middle School and the Menninger Foundation where she started with the housekeeping department and later as en event planner for the doctors and staff's continuing education. She even had a stint as a barista starting her love relationship with Starbucks.
She was a friend of Bill for more than 31 years.
Nancy married Donald “Max” Entrikin in 2003. He died January 3, 2017. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha (Jim) Power, Overbrook; daughter-in-law, Joan Bixler, Topeka; granddaughters, Maggie Louise (Mike Hall) Bixler, Bailey Kay (Matt) Beilhartz; great-grandchildren, June Louise and Vada May Hall; step-daughters, Kie (Ron) Zelms, Illinois and Lynn Entrikin, Arkansas. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Bixler.
Nancy loved gardening, sewing, quilting and her family and pets. More than anything she was the communicator. She knew when and what needed to be said and she did so, so very well and with a lot of love. Healing starts with words and the thoughts behind them. She touched many lives beyond just her immediate family...more than any of us will ever know.
A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Mount Hope Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to C.A.T. Association or Helping Hands Humane Society.
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