Nancy O'Connell

Born in New Lebanon, OH on April 10, 1942

Departed on May 20, 2018 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Nancy Lee McCarroll O’Connell, 76, died May 20, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

She leaves her husband of 52 years, Terence and daughters: Sheila (Mark Yanno) of Vero Beach, FL and Shannon (Matthew DeYoung) of Gallatin, TN. She is also survived by her grandson, Fintan “Finn” DeYoung of Gallatin, TN, as well as, two sisters (Dr. Connie McCarroll, Bonnie (Ed) Geiger), four brothers (Mike McCarroll, Larry (Frankie) McCarroll, Jim (Anna) McCarroll, Bob McCarroll), sister-in-law Sandy O’Connell (Chuck) Riffe and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents (Lawrence Strother McCarroll Jr & Thelma Rose Wysong McCarroll) and one brother (Lawrence Strother McCarroll III).

She was born in her grandparents’ farmhouse in New Lebanon, OH on April 11, 1942 while her father was stationed in Panama during his Air Force service. Nancy spent her first years on the farm, followed by Virginia, Iowa and once married, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

In 1961, Nancy went to work for Lake Central Airlines spending several years with the company as a stewardess, followed by stewardess training and switch board operating. Once starting a family, she refashioned herself from an airline career to a full-time mom. During their early retirement years, she and Terry traveled the country in their motorhome with friends and family.

In lieu of a funeral service, a memorial celebration will be held at a later date.

Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN (615)452-1943

18 Comments to Mrs. Nancy O'Connell

  1. William [ Bill ] Lackney
    May 22, 2018 7:49 pm

    The only thing I can say is ” Nancy you will be missed by all who knew you. ” And for me it was nice to have known you also .You always had a smile on your face at the RV rallies May you be with GOD for the rest of eternity . RIP No more pain

  2. Sandi
    May 22, 2018 10:09 pm

    There are no words. Our hope is knowing there will be a happy reunion one day. Nancy and Terry raised two beautiful souls – well done!

  3. Lee Taylor
    May 23, 2018 7:56 am

    We have lost our sergeant of arms. Nancy was a great lady. just don’t make her mad. Lee Taylor

  4. Bonnie Geiger
    May 23, 2018 8:56 am

    My sister,my mentor,my travel companion,my children,s second mother,my fellow cloud imaginary ,my best friend. Oh, how I shall miss you,!

  5. Pat Houp
    May 23, 2018 9:59 am

    Terry, Sheila & Shannon…I’m sorry for your loss. Nancy was fun to be around in our family. I’m sorry she had to suffer and know she is now at peace. You and your families are in my prayers for comfort. Love Pat

  6. Barbara Robinson
    May 23, 2018 10:02 am

    My beloved cousin. I regret not spending more time with you and your family. Although many miles separated us, you were so often in my thoughts. And will remain in my heart always. Rest in Peace lovely lady… Barbie

  7. Rayna Hartwick
    May 23, 2018 11:49 am

    Nancy, how glorious to no longer be in pain, the suffering behind you and only the glory of being with our Father in Heaven surrounded by those loved ones who went before you to welcome you home. You will be dearly missed but a grand reunion awaits us all.

  8. Lynne Bennett
    May 23, 2018 12:01 pm

    Nancy, my dear friend, I will miss you. So many special times and memories we’ve shared. I loved your wonderful sense of humor, your positive attitude, your sense of fun, your love of pets, your kind heart, your love of family. I have never known a stronger woman. You were frank or some called it opinionated, but everyone knew where you stood with them, I liked that about you. You knew how to be a good friend and am so thankful to have had you in my life. You handled your illness with grace,strength and humor and endured long suffering that no one should have to. When I think of you now, some of the funny things you’ve said keep popping into my mind. I will never forget you, I will carry you in my heart always. You were a good person and a very special friend. Rest in peace, Nancy.
    Terry, Shannon & Sheila, we are so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a very long, difficult illness for all of you, the caregivers suffer as much as the patient. Our thoughts and prayers of comfort go out to you.
    With deepest sympathy & Love, Lynne & Maurie

  9. Bruns
    May 23, 2018 1:14 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Terry, Sheila, Shannon and family. We have lost a sweet, wonderful close friend with the passing of dear Nancy. She was such a joy to be around, even in her most trying days. We will miss her tremendously but will always remember her quick laugh , smile and wit.
    Terry, Sheila, Mark, Shannon, Matt, thank you for taking such good care of Nancy, and we love you all and send our deepest sympathy to you and family

  10. Stan & Cathy Parker
    May 23, 2018 1:16 pm

    Nancy so sorry you suffered in the end. We will miss you and your humor. You can watch over Terry from above. God bless you and Rest In Peace.
    Love Stan & Cathy

  11. sally leucht
    May 23, 2018 1:47 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Nancy was a wonderful lady. Rest in peace.

  12. Bobby McCarroll
    May 23, 2018 3:09 pm

    Sis, Thanks for the many memories, and the times mom would sent me and Jimmy to you.Especially the summer times staying with you and Terry.You both showing how to do thing with our hands,and l loved watching Sheila in her first months. Rest in peace Sis,I’m sure you and Mom and Dad have a lot to talk about. Love,Bobby

  13. Jane and Lynn Cook
    May 23, 2018 5:40 pm

    Precious memories of you,we will miss you. Rest in peace

  14. Connie McCarroll
    May 23, 2018 8:42 pm

    To my Big .little sis.This is the first time you got to go some where without me when mom and dad called you to come or go!
    Oh the world is going to miss your infectious laugh,smile and joy.
    Thanks for being the big beautiful sister we all looked up to
    The halls of heaven must be filled with your laugh.
    Thanks for showing us courage and joy.
    Love your sis
    Connie Jo

  15. Dorene
    May 24, 2018 11:44 am

    Sheila, Shannon and Sheila’s Dad,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  16. Ron Brethauer
    May 25, 2018 4:50 pm

    I do remember Nancy in the good times we had, when we sat around telling stories at the rv rallies. One of them was about the time she remembered seeing me changing an engine on a DC3 in a snow storm. I will never forget that and other stories she remembered. RIP Nancy. Ron and Lynn Brethauer

  17. Cynthia Chapman
    May 27, 2018 3:06 pm

    My condolences to all the family. I am certain Nancy is now with our family in Heaven and I’m quite sure welcomed by Grandpa Wysong first. Nancy was aways an inspiration and a trail blazer. My fondest memories of Nancy are at the farm especially at Christmas time. At dinner she often sat between Uncle Pete and Uncle Richard to keep them from getting too out of hand (as she said) with their wonderful infectious humor. I think she inspired them. She brought laughter into our souls.

  18. Aimee and Todd
    June 13, 2018 4:30 pm

    Sheila, Shannon, and Family, May the love and support of family and friends surround you in comfort and give you strength during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy, Aimee and Todd

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