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Nancy Jane Naylor Navratil

May 4, 1933 — December 7, 2013

Nancy Jane Naylor Navratil passed away on December 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm at Blount Memorial Hospital after suffering a massive stroke. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband Robert Norman Navratil, her parents Joseph Heschol Naylor and Sadie Pearl Jackson Naylor, and her daughter Becky Navratil Kerns. Survivors include her daughter Angie Navratil Walker; son Joe Navratil; grand daughters Jessica Nicole Walker, Miranda Michelle Navratil; grandsons Jake Robert Walker, Bradley Ashton Kerns, Thomas Wayne Walker and Christopher Lynn Walker; great grand daughter Sadie Jane-Lynn Walker. She is also survived by her Aunt Phoebe Jackson Jordan. Honorary Mention: lifelong friends Sylvia Nicely Markey, Emma Jean Leek Huddleston, Mary Ann Wright Harding, and Dillard Mynatt. Special thanks to Peggy Hypes, Martha Hess, Jean Wortman, and Joanne Booker for countless hours of friendship, care, and devotion to Mom. Nancy was born in Norfolk, VA and moved to Knoxville with her family as a small child. She graduated from Central High School in 1950 in the top 5% of her class . In 1954 she graduated from Maryville College cum laude. She went on to teach high school English at several schools including Powell High School in Knoxville. In 1960's she returned to Maryville College where she served as the Editor of Senior Studies. In Chicago she worked for the American Bar Association to conduct a membership drive. Nancy was an active member of Highland Presbyterian Church for 56 years, where she taught Sunday School, served as an Elder, played handbells, and participated in the Happy Highlanders group. Throughout her life Nancy was an active participant in the performing arts, the Maryville College theater, the Maryville Playmakers, Chilhowee Club, and directed a play at her assisted living home. Nancy was an editor of books and wrote a book of poems. She enjoyed playing the piano, dulcimer, knitting, board games, bingo, crossword puzzles, and participated in mission project work. Nancy was involved throughout her life in many clubs and organizations. Nancy was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Wednesday in the McCammon-Ammons-Click funeral home chapel with the Reverend Dr. Billy Newton officiating. The interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:30 pm at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Highland Presbyterian Church and/or Maryville College. www.mccammonammonclick.com

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

1:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

McCammon Ammons Click Funeral Home

220 West Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37801

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