August 2, 1933 - August 29, 2019
Nancy Ann Ooley, 86, of Traverse City, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Orchard Creek Supportive Care. Nancy was born on August 2, 1933 in Traverse City to the late Ted and Marie (Tindale) Iverson. She married the love of her life, James Ooley on August 11, 1956 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2005. Her first date with her husband, Jim, was to a football game in Cadillac. Football was a huge part of their marriage from the beginning. Nancy contributed many years to the football program, supporting the Coach. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, she helped count contribution money. She was also a member of the Elmwood Township Exchange Club. Nancy worked with TCAPS for six years and for three different retail stores in downtown Traverse City. She was also known as the Avon Lady selling Avon products for many years. Among her other interests, Nancy enjoyed knitting and dancing, she was active in the Scouts, 4-H and activities at Norris Grade School. She also volunteered with Father Fred at the All Faiths Chapel. Above all, spending time with her family and friends was her greatest joy, she loved to socialize. Nancy is survived by two sons and two daughters; Tom (Cindy) Ooley, Bob Ooley, Kelly and Brook Harris, Cathy (Mark) Ritola and Susan Lewis; grandchildren; Ashley (Jason) Jones, Josh (Heather) Ritola, Shawn (Kaitlyn) Ritola, Mitchell Lewis, Eric Ooley and Whitney (fiancé Zach Dorvinen) Ritola. Also surviving are, a sister, Jean (William) Matson and great-grandchildren; Cohen, Anara, Maxon, Brody, Kahlan, Alexandra and Teddi. She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Ooley, a granddaughter, Carly Lewis and a grandson, Bradley Ooley. Friends are welcome to visit with Nancy’s family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. A prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Service honoring Nancy will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 308 N. Cedar St., Traverse City, MI 49684. Rev. Fr. Anthony Citro will officiate. Rite of Committal will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to the “Jim Ooley Scholarship Fund” c/o the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, 223 Lake Ave. Suite B, Traverse City, MI 49684 or The Father Fred Foundation, 826 Hastings, Traverse City, MI 49686. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Nancy’s family at her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Nancy Ann Ooley, 86, of Traverse City, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Orchard Creek Supportive Care. Nancy was born on August 2, 1933 in Traverse City to the late Ted and Marie (Tindale) Iverson. She married... View Obituary & Service Information
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