Nancy K. Robards

Nancy K. Robards, 74, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, November 13, 1935, in Joplin, Missouri, died Thursday, August 26, 2010 at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Ms. Robards was a graduate of Washington University School of Fine Arts. She taught Art both at West Junior High in Belleville, IL and for 30 years at Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of Signal Hill United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, Junior Service Club, United Methodist Women, St. Clair County Garden Club, a Life Member of Belle City Kennel Club, U. S. Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Gateway Terrier Association, and was a past President of the St.Louis Kerry Blue Terrier Club.

She was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Bourne Rogers and Clara M. nee Chadwick Robards

Surviving are her:

  • Cousins: 
    • Karen & Sam Blair of Dallas, TX
    • Marilyn Moore of Metropolis, IL
    • B. Rogers Robards of St. Louis, MO
  • Friends:
    • Michael & Joan Keeley Jr. of Belleville, IL
    • Dr. Tom (Claire) Martin of Belleville, IL
  • Many other dear friends.

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Signal Hill United Methodist Church or Donor's choice

Funeral:  Memorial service will be held 2:00pm at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 with Rev. Jim Wheeler officiating.

By her request cremation was held.



Condolences left for Nancy K. Robards:

    Nancy was the only Robards cousin we had. I will always remember her great love of dogs. She had a boxer named Brandy who, to my very young mind, was enormous, but gentle, kind, and extremely sweet. Nancy allowed Brandy to be pulled by me and even let me mount him. Nancy was generous in that she shared all her family photographs with me and, patiently, took the time necessary to tell exactly who and when and where each picture described. She was gifted as both an artist and a teacher. We proudly display one of Nancy's early oilworks in our home. She had given the painting to my mother. She was always fun, always interested in each one of us, and always a great personality. She will be missed. May God bless Nancy and may she have eternal peace with those she loved.

    Bourne Rogers Robards Saint Louis Missouri 63123

    Nancy was a wonderful women I always admired the friendship she shared with Claire Martin they were like Thelma and Louise minus all the crime of course. She was always laughing and even let me help with her puppies when I worked with the Martins I was very sorry to hear of her passing She was definutely one of my favorite people! The world was definutely a better place with her in it.

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