Obituary of Nancy Townsend

Nancy Susan Townsend, age 76, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, went to be with Jesus Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS.

She was born June 10, 1944, in Bourbon County, KS, the daughter of Charles Orlando and Mary Josephine Pitts Michael. She graduated from Uniontown high school. Nancy married Roy Townsend on March 30, 1964, in Miami, OK.

She worked several jobs over her career in Ft. Scott including Western Insurance Company, Medicalodge, Consumers, Value Merchandisers, Ft. Scott USD234 cook, as well as babysitting. Nancy enjoyed sewing, gardening, anything outdoors, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was involved with Boy Scouts and a leader for the Awana program at church. She was a member of the Bethel Community Baptist Church.

Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband Roy of the home; two sons, Perry Townsend and wife Jane, Redfield, KS, and Jerry Townsend and wife Amber, Chanute, KS; a brother, Ernie Michael and wife Mary Ann, Redfield, KS; four sisters, Nola Hughes and husband Jerry, Stotesbury, MO, Margaret Parker and Merle Mayfield, Ft. Scott, Rose Lowe, Chanute, KS, and Charlotte Michael, Nevada, MO; two grandchildren, Adam Townsend and Sarah Bower and husband Justin; a great-granddaughter on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services will take place in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Tuesday December 8th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Ronald McDonald House or Bethel Community Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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  1. Roy, Perry, Jane, & Family…
    So sad & greiving with y’all. Praying for you-all during this hard time in your lives. Remember the “Good-Times” you had with your mom. I wished we could’ve been with you-all…Love Roger, Connie & Family.

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