Nancy Lee (Helman) Gusti, 85, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ryland Earl Gusti.

Born in Lebanon, PA on March 19, 1936, Nancy was a daughter of Lee and Myrl (Blouch) Helman. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Lebanon. She loved going for walks, reading, going out to eat, and spending time with family.

Nancy is survived by three children, Stuart L. Gusti, husband of Jill, John W. Gusti, husband of Sharla, and Taunya M. Arnold, wife of Kelly, seven grandchildren, Stuart C. “Buster” Gusti, Oliva F. Gusti, Evan W. Gusti, Ryland J. Gusti, John-Isaac H. Gusti, Kory E. Arnold, and Colby J. Roy Epsen, husband of Sarah, two great-grandchildren, Charley E. Gusti, and Cheyenne Kari-Lee Gusti, a sister, Sarah Dunlap, wife of Tom, a brother, Richard Helman, husband of Lorraine, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tara L. Gusti, and a sister, Barbara Lewis.

A viewing will be held Sunday, April 18th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 126 S. 9th Street, Lebanon, with a service to follow at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 North Ramona Rd., Myerstown, PA 17067 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at