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Nancy Stahl

April 7, 1939 — August 2, 2023

Nancy Stahl departed this world on August 2nd, 2023 surrounded by her boys. Nancy Long was born in April 1939. Born in and raised in the same house on Kerr Avenue in Cadiz, OH she was one of only five children in her neighborhood. In the ’40s and early ’50s, it was customary to attend Church Camp, and for Nancy that camp was in Laramie, Wyoming at the Wooden Shoe Ranch. She attended school in Cadiz from primary through high school and was a prominent part of the high school marching band and orchestra and played most of the percussive instruments. She graduated high school in May of 1957 in a class of 60 students and was “first in her class”. She was homecoming queen her senior year and went on to compete in the Queen of Queens contest in Ohio. Nancy attended business college in Colorado right after high school and promptly returned to Ohio to get a position at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus. She married Richard “Dick” Stahl in 1960 and lived in Worthington until Dick’s career took them to Lima, OH; at which point she became a full-time mother to their firstborn, Mark. Thirteen months later they had a second baby boy, Brett. After moving a couple of times, the Stahl's came to settle in Hilliard, OH in 1977 where they have lived ever since. In 1980 they added (surprise!) a third son to the mix, Benjamin, and that addition kept Nancy pretty well occupied with the trials and tribulations of raising boys until the late 1990s when she started gaining the blessings of grandchildren. Nancy was very active with her church which she was a member of for 45 years, The Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hilliard, and even served as Stephen’s Minister for a number of years. After losing Dick to illness in 2009, she focused on her family and staying healthy, which she did an admirable job of both. She leaves her family with a tremendous sense of loss for a mother who was always there to listen, offer stoic advice, and heap on praise when warranted (and probably when not warranted too). Nevertheless, she was always a trooper, forever philosophical, and rabidly protective of her family, which they, in turn, will carry on and soldier forth with only the most precious of memories to salve their hearts. Preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Long and Marion McCool. Her sister Miriam (Long) Roemich. Her husband, Richard Benton Stahl. Survived by her three sons, Mark (Amber), Brett (Heidi), and Benjamin (Heather) Stahl along with their children and one great-grandchild. In Lieu of Flowers, the family asks that instead of flowers please donate to the Hilliard Food Pantry which recently experienced a catastrophic warehouse fire last month. Contributions can be made by check at PO Box 1251, Hilliard, OH 43026 or at hilliardfoodpantry.org in memory of Nancy Stahl. A celebration of Nancy Stahl's full life will be held at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church on Wednesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm. A private ceremony will be held in Cadiz, OH on August 12th.

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

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Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

3500 Main St, Hilliard, OH 43026

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