Nancy Neiswender was born on Sept. 18, 1928, to George and Florence Kapp. She was one of nine children.
She met her husband, Charles, while attending Richland High School. They married after graduation in August of 1946. In 1949, they welcomed their first daughter, Cathy. And five years later, they welcomed a son, Paul.
After Paul’s birth, Charles attended Lancaster Theological Seminary and Nancy worked to support him until his graduation in 1962. Nancy served nobly as pastor’s wife throughout Charles’s career, overseeing church functions at Lenhartsville United Church of Christ from 1962-1969, Tulpehocken UCC from 1969-1990, and St. Marks UCC in Lebanon from 1990-1997. During their stay in Lenhartsville, Nancy and Charles had two more children, Carla and Philip.
They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in 2010.
After retirement in 1997, Nancy and Charles moved to Lebanon and spent many years traveling in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, where they visited places such as the Great Wall of China and the Holy Lands. They enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. as well.
After Charles’s death in 2010, Nancy remained in Lebanon for five years. After which, she spent time traveling between the homes of her children. She loved being a part of her children’s families and their traditions and loved experiencing the different areas where they lived.
In addition to being a dedicated minister’s wife, Nancy was a loving and caring mother to her four children and also delighted in her role as grandmother and great-grandmother. Throughout her life, Nancy was a humble servant of the Lord who indelibly touched the lives of those who knew her.
She is survived by a brother, Allen Kapp, of Myerstown; daughters, Cathy, wife of Lynn George, of Jamesville, NY, and Carla, wife of Scott Dietrich, of Albuquerque, NM; sons, Paul, husband of Julie Spielmann Neiswender, of Hartford, WI, and Philip, husband of Margie Ritchie Neiswender, of Pottstown; five grandchildren, Tara, wife of Jon Wing, Laura Dineen, Peter George, husband of Johanna George, of Jamesville, NY, and Aidan and Riley Neiswender, of Pottstown; six great-grandchildren, Brady, Parker, and Logan Wing, Gavin and Bryce Dineen, and Adelynn George, of Jamesville, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Neiswender, seven brothers and sisters, and a great-granddaughter, Charlie George.
Visitation and funeral services will be held on Dec. 27, 2021 at the Tulpehocken UCC, 961 Tulpehocken Rd., Richland. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., immediately followed by the funeral service in the sanctuary. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Bethany Children’s Home, 1863 Bethany Rd., Womelsdorf, PA 19567 (bethanyhome.org), or the Tulpehocken Trinity Church Women’s Guild at the above-listed address.