Meyerhofer, Nancy C. age 78, of the Tellico Village Community, passed away July 19, 2020. Entering into heaven. She was surrounded by her loving husband and children.
Nancy was born at home, in Swanton, Ohio and attended Bowling Green State University before she married her high school sweetheart, Donald Meyerhofer. They were married 57 years. Together they lived in Ohio, Michigan, Australia, and England, before moving to Tellico Village.
An excellent cook, Nancy loved to prepare new recipes for friends. She was a member of the American Wine Society, and enjoyed pairing food with wine. She also enjoyed traveling, knitting, bridge, golf and walking. Nancy loved her children, Kimberly, Todd, and grandchild Katarina. Nancy was a member of the Community Church. Everyone who knew Nancy loved her.
Preceded in death by father, Clarence Wiles and mother Myrtle (Longernecker) Wiles. Survivied by her loving husband, Donald Meyerhofer, children including Kimberly Sauter, (Guenter), Ridgefield, CT and Todd Meyerhofer (Miriam), Napa, CA and a granddaughter Katarina Sauter. Siblings include Norma Thomas-Herr (Michael), Wauseon, Ohio and Rick Wiles (Maggie), Petoskey, MI.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Church, Rev. Steve Prevatte officiating. The service can be viewed live stream by going to tellicochurch.com/watch. Ashes to be inurned in Community Church Columbarium.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Community Church, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.
Donald Eulogy for Nancy
Nancy was the love of my life. It all started when she ask me to attend a hayride on Sadie Hawkins Day. She was only 14. In fact, Nancy was stopped by a Highway Patrol Officer when she was 14 driving my car. He ask me if I had a driver’s license and he suggested I get behind the wheel. Can you imagine if that happened today?
Nancy and I dated thru out our high school years. I played sports and Nancy was a cheerleader. I cried for the first time when I left Nancy to enlist in the Navy. I knew I would miss her. After 4 years in the Navy a neighbor told Nancy the twins were back and Nancy came to see me. We were married June the 8, 1963 in the Methodist Church, Swanton, Ohio. We were happily married for fifty-seven wonderful years.
Nancy was a secretary for a campus doctor putting me through the University of Toledo. We lived on campus, in married student housing. She also worked at Oakland University in the student admissions department, Nancy worked for a company to find foreign visitors a place to live while in the United States.
I worked almost 30 years for Ford Motor Company. In 1984 Nancy, our son, Todd and I lived in Geelong, Australia for two years. Kimberly, our daughter, returned home to attend the University of Michigan. 1991 to 1994 Nancy and I lived in England. I retired from Ford January 1, 1997. The Haupt’s, Knoche’s, (con- knock- key) and DuPont’s who we met in England, now all live in Tellico Village.
We moved to Tellico Village May, 2000. Nancy and Jean Haupt won a lot of golf matches, Nancy belong to many bridge groups. We were chairpersons for the Chatuga Neighborhood entrance garden for eighteen years. Nancy was in charge of decorating the entrance garden in the Fall and at Christmas time. Nancy loved our flower garden in the backyard. She was the one who gave me the best advice where to plant everything. We also belonged to the American Wine Society for eighteen years. Nancy and I loved to cook together and pair wines with the food. We served many fabulous dinners to this group.
I always told Nancy I would love her for infinity. She said “I’ll just love you forever”
As a young girl, Nancy was a member of the Methodist Church on main street, Swanton, Ohio. I attended a little country Methodist Church.
We joined the Community Church in May 19, 2011. We were ushers, greeters, worked in Tellico Joe’s, upstairs in the christen life center, and did drinks and bussed tables for the spaghetti supper.
Nancy loved the church and loved God. We attended Rev. Marty Singley Sunday school classes. The angels welcome Nancy in heaven on July 19, 2020. I will love Nancy for infinity.
Kimberly Eulogy for Nancy
My mom loved living in Teleco Village and for 20 years she enjoyed every minute of a long retirement with my dad. Durring that time she also took ever opportunity to come to Connecticut to spend time with me and my family where she helped us make our house into a home.
While I knew my mom to be a very loving and devoted wife, a proud Grandma who enjoyed every minute with her granddaughter Katie, a sibling who cherished her brother Rick and sister Norma, a loving mom to my brother Todd and me and a mom whose parenting informed the type of parent that I would become. It is through other people’s eyes that I came to know my mom even more. Friends and family have been sharing memories and here are a couple of things that I learned.
My mom at 17 was a talented Roller dancer at the local skating rink in the small town where she grew up. As a newly married women, she was a chic hairstylist to her sister-in-law Elsie and as my brother reminded me, as a young mom she was very thrifty and became an expert at flattening out tinfoil so that it could be reused over and over. From the beginning she kept a spotless home and would regularly use her creativity to rearrange all of the furniture so you never knew what to expect when you walked in the door. And lastly, she was a great golfer and won so many golf tournaments with her golf partner Jean that they where banned from playing together in any more tournaments.
I feel so blessed to have been able to spend time with my mom last December. This is where I got a clearer picture of my mom through her Tellico communities’ eyes and a time where we created memories that will last a lifetime. The first thing that we did was to join with people from her church in singing carols at the homes of people who were home bound. I didn’t realize how much my mom loved to sing and while it was very hard to get her in and out of the car and up to each door she didn’t want to miss an opportunity to brighten someones day. Next we went to the Good Neighbor shop where my mom had volunteered to buy a Christmas tree. Putting up the tree was a joy and she loved reminiscing about each ornament that wove a path through her life and all of my parents travels to Australia, England, Germany, China, and Costa Rica. We played Christmas music and she lit up when we lit the tree. She was so happy! Then we went to a large neighborhood Christmas party where every single person came up to me to tell me how much they loved my mom and how welcoming and kind she was to them. That summed up my mom. I never heard a cross word about anyone from her and she had such an open heart and bright smile that brought happiness to everyone she met. She loved her church community, her neighbors, her family and above all else… she loved my dad and that is something that her dementia couldn’t take away. I miss my mom very much and I know that everyone who knew her misses her too.