|Nancy Joan Buresh Slouha
November 17, 1937–January 8, 2015
|Nancy Slouha, 77, of Oxford Junction, Iowa passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at her home.
Funeral services were held on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction. The family received friends on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Burial was at Mayflower Cemetery in Oxford Junction.
Nancy Joan was born on November 17, 1937 to parents George and Joyce (Jones) Buresh in Oxford Junction. She attended country school in Oxford Mills until the age of twelve, moving to Mechanicsville and graduating with the Class of 1956. She attended Paris Academy for hair in Cedar Rapids. She was united in marriage to Donald Slouha on December 28, 1956 at the Methodist Church in Mechanicsville. She and Donald moved to the family century farm after his tour of duty with the U. S. Army and farmed until his death in 2003.
Nancy was a homemaker, past 4-H Leader and Sunday school teacher. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church where she served as a past president and treasurer of WELCA, Member of Lilac #825 Royal Neighbors, and Oxford Homemakers Club. She was an AVON dealer for seventeen years and worked eleven years at O. J.'s Convenience Store for several years as a waitress.
Nancy took great pride in her Czech heritage, cooking and baking koloches and sharing with friends. Her hobbies include cake decorating, gardening, flowers and reading. Nancy took great pride in her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
Nancy is survived by her children: Donna (James) Palmer of Wellman, Karen (Jerimy) Robertson of Lone Tree, and Danny (Jamie) Slouha of Oxford Junction; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and her sister, Virginia (Richard) Pace of Wyoming, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, her son, Gary Dean, parents, two sisters and four brothers.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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