Nita Rainer Clancy, 91, of Kewanee, Il. died at 9:30 P.M. Friday, June 7, 2013 at Toulon Health Care Center. Nita was born on August 22, 1921 in Galesburg, Il. the daughter of Herbert and Alma (Olin) Childers. She grew up in Yates City, Il. and graduated from High School there.
Nita married Eugene Byron Clancy on June 30, 1939 in Fort Madison, Ia. He preceded her in death in July of 1973.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Thomas Leslie Clancy, a daughter-in-law Terrilyn Clancy, four brothers Gaylord, Virgil, Bernard and Herbert Childers and two sisters Iola Grant and Elva Vaughn.
Surviving are three sons Leonard (Judine) Clancy of Neponset, Il., Daniel Leroy (Kathleen) Clancy of The Villages, Fl. Robert Wayne Clancy of Plattsmouth, Ne. and a former daughter-in-law Mary Pruitt of Smithville, Mo. 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. A homemaker, Nita also worked in housekeeping at the Lodge at Starved Rock State Park and operated a resort at Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas prior to retirement in 1987. She enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, reading, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Cremation will be follow with family graveside services and committal in the Osceola Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Preferred Home Care and Hospice, Kewanee, Il.