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Obituary for Nancy Irene Christie (Kelley)

Nancy Irene Christie, 75, of Effingham, KS, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Medicalodge of Atchison, KS.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Becker Chapel in Effingham, KS. Burial will follow in the Old Huron Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, at the Becker Chapel in Effingham. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Effingham Fire Department. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at

Nancy was born on May 2, 1943 in Horton, KS, the daughter of Robert Floyd and Zelda May (Rickell) Kelley. Nancy graduated from Atchison County Community High School in Effingham and had attended nurses training in Kansas City. Nancy later worked in Horton at Pat’s Thriftway in the meat department for over 15 years. Nancy enjoyed tending her rose garden; bowling, having bowled at local, state, and national levels; and she enjoyed traveling with a lifelong friend from high school. Nancy especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Nancy and Robert ‘Bob’ Christie were married on December 7, 1962 in Effingham. Bob preceded her in death on March 24, 2013. Together they celebrated 50 years of marriage. Nancy was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Christie.

Survivors include two sons, David (Rhonda) Christie and Dean (Leslie) Christie, both of Effingham; brother, Harry Kelley, Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, Lacey Christie, Cody Bennett, Kaylee Bennett, Kori Bennett, Amy Russell and Gabrielle Schuetz; four great grandchildren. Katie Russell, William Russell, Brooks Russell, and Brecken Bennett.