Nancy J. Van Cleave

Nancy Jean (Arsenault) Van Cleave, 65, passed away on September 27, 2019, in Lake Waukomis, MO. Born on April 14, 1954, in New London, CT, she was the daughter of Albert & Eileen Arsenault. Nancy graduated from Newman School of Nursing in Emporia, KS, and later attended Bradley University & the University of Minnesota, where she received her BS in Nursing. Nancy served as a Surgical Nurse and Nursing Educator during her 42 year nursing career.

Nancy was married to Larry Van Cleave on August 2, 1975, in Groton, CT, and they recently celebrated 44 years of marriage. Nancy and Larry have one daughter Holly Van Cleave (Joe Schindler), who live in Salina, KS. Nancy has seven sisters: Lynda of South Carolina; Jane and Wendy of Connecticut; Susan and Lori of Missouri; and Joy and Terry.

Nancy enjoyed her church, Sunday School class, playing cards and living on Lake Waukomis in the Kansas City area. Reading was one of her passions, along with serving others.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the Platte Woods United Methodist Church in Platte Woods, MO, on Friday, October 4, 2019, with Visitation at 9 a.m. and funeral service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Platte Woods United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Platte Woods, MO.

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