December 5, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Nancy Joan Meade, age 73, of Holdrege

A Funeral Service for Nancy J. Meade will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022,
at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Pastor Darren
Theesen, officiating.  Following the traditional funeral service, cremation will take
place and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

We will attempt to record Nancy’s funeral service and it will be posted to the Nelson-
Bauer Funeral Home’s Facebook Page later that day.

Nancy Joan Meade, age 73, of Holdrege, passed away unexpectedly on
Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in
Omaha. Nancy was born on March 22, 1949, in Holdrege, to Orval E. and Betty
Jane (Knapp) Gitt. She received her education from Wilcox Public School,
graduating with the class of 1967. Nancy pursued higher education from
Hastings College.

On March 15, 1970, Nancy was united in marriage to Robert Meade at the
Community Church in Wilcox, Nebraska, and to this union, they were blessed
with four children: Robyn, Allyn, Jamie, and Robert. The family made their
home in Holdrege, where Nancy was a stay-at-home Mom and Grandma. She
loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Nancy accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and became a faithful
member of the First Baptist Church. She loved to volunteer in the church and
helped in many capacities throughout the years. She enjoyed painting and
knitting. Most of all, Nancy treasured the time spent with her children and their

Nancy will be remembered for her generous, loving heart; her contagious
smile; and her love for Jesus. Above all, Nancy has left a tremendous legacy of
love to her husband, children, family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and a stillborn

Nancy leaves to celebrate her life; her husband, Bob Meade of Holdrege; her
children: Robyn Kapperman and her husband, Dennis of Laramie, Wyoming; Allyn
Hampton of Holdrege; Jamie Meade of Holdrege; and Robert Meade and his wife,
Sandy of Kearney, Nebraska; ten grandchildren: Jenna, Jackielenn, Jesse, Clayton,
Connie, Colton, Carely, Kikiana, Kian, and Kidoh; three great-grandchildren: Tilly,
Grayson, and Emmerson; one brother, Mikel Gitt of Holdrege; one sister, Cindy Gitt of
Holdrege; two brothers-in-law: Randall Meade of Franklin and Neil Meade of Franklin;
One sister-in-law, Sandra Kay Schmidt and her husband, Gene of Franklin, Nebraska
she is also survived by many other family members, including numerous nieces,
nephews, and many friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Holdrege, with the family present.
A memorial has been established in Nancy’s honor and kindly suggested to
the Nebraska Children’s Home Society in Omaha, Nebraska.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the

Source: Obituaries