NEW WATERFORD, Ohio - Nancy J. Whitacre, 67, of State Rt. 7, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Salem Community Hospital, shortly after admission.
Nancy was born December 30, 1944 in Middleton Township, Columbiana County, a daughter of the late Wilbur R. and Florence McCoy Gorby, and was a life resident of the area. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed with Caring Hands, and later the former Nemenz Grocery Store in Rogers.
She was a member of Lake Mount Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, James H. Whitacre, whom she married August 29, 1964; three daughters, Rhonda (Rick) Coppock, Columbiana, Brenda (Twig) Smith, East Liverpool, and Diana (Nick) Bogdan, Columbiana. Six grandchildren also survive, Benjamin, Jamie, Abby, Adam, Ryan, and Rachel, as well as a sister, Joyce Pethtel, Negley, and two brothers, Dale Gorby, Ocala, Fla., and Sam Gorby, Negley.
A sister, Evelyn Todd, and four brothers, William Alvin, Charles, Kenneth and Larry Wilbur Gorby, all preceded her in death.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lake Mount Church of Christ, 6290 State Rt. 7, New Waterford. Officiating will be Roy Seaux of the church. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday (today) at the church. The family has asked that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406. Arrangements were with Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine.