June 19, 1954 - January 11, 2022
Princeton - Nancy Louise Wheelock (Fancy Nancy), 67, of Princeton, Il passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at her home after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by so many. Nancy was born in Princeton, Il at Perry Memorial Hospital on June 19, 1954, to the late Nobel and Roberta (Larson) Hall. She was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of 1972. She would have celebrated her 50th year with her classmates at the annual Homestead Festival this year. She married her love, Roger Wheelock at the Princeton Bible Church on April 19, 1974. Roger and Nancy lived in Princeton their entire lives and raised both of their children there. She worked for Advanced Asphalt as the office manager for 38 years. She loved her job and worked hard her entire life never retiring despite the difficult battle she was enduring. Her beloved coworkers were so very special to her and like a second family. She couldn't have worked for a more caring company. Everyone was so supportive to her throughout these difficult years and that will never be forgotten. She was and always will be so loved by everybody in the company. No one could stop in the office without first stopping to talk to Nancy. Nancy always lived life to the fullest no matter what. She enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Orange Beach with Roger. For the past 10 years, they spent a month in Orange Beach, AL trying to avoid some of the Illinois winter. She loved their time on the beach and they met so many special people during their travels. She also loved traveling with her family. She was fortunate to spend one last very special vacation in Pensacola Beach this summer. She was the highlight of the vacation. Unfortunately, she ended up in the hospital on the last night of the trip. She was more worried about missing out on anything than how sick she was. She convinced the doctor to let her out the next morning. She got out, changed into her swimsuit at the hospital, and we went straight to a jet boat ride. She wanted to enjoy every minute of the trip. Nancy also loved going to the casino. She was such a generous person so you could be certain that if she won, she would be sharing those winnings with her loved ones. She loved spending her casino perks on her family and friends. Taking everyone out to fancy steak dinners or to the spa. Jason and Roger were able to go to a Final Four NCAA game and Brad and Roger were able to watch a St. Louis Cardinals World Series game courtesy of Nancy. Experiences they will never forget. She also took Megan and friends to Vegas where they were treated like royalty. Also, an experience that will never be forgotten. She loved her kids and grandchildren. She said her grandchildren were the most wonderful things that have ever happened to her. She was always very supportive and loved watching them play sports. When they were young, she loved having them over to stay the night so they could stay up late and have "movie parties". Asking the grandchildren to share a favorite memory with everyone and they all wanted to talk about how every year, they would do the white elephant gift exchange at Christmas, well one year, Nancy decided to contribute a deck of cards as her gift for the exchange. A deck of cards with her picture on them. That year, that was the most stolen gift for the exchange. Jordan was the lucky recipient of the "Nana cards" and he will cherish them forever. Their other favorite memory was her story telling. She always had a funny story to share that got everyone laughing. She was the life of the party, strong, courageous, generous, loving, and positive. Something she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Some final words from Nancy herself: "Laugh as we always laughed and especially remember and laugh at the funny things I did and we did. Play, smile, and think of me. Let my name be spoken without sadness. All is well and I am seeing all our departed loved ones. Waiting to see you all someday. I love you all and I'm still smiling." She is survived by her husband of nearly 48 years, Roger Wheelock; two children: Jason (Julie) Wheelock and Megan (Bradley) Maynard; five grandchildren: Susan and Dylan Wheelock and Jordan, Peyton, and Kendal Maynard; three siblings: two sisters, Elaine (Jim) Krieger and Kathy (Tony) Lemos, one brother Harold (Donna) Elmore; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Nancy in death were her parents Nobel and Roberta Hall, and two nieces Rebecca (Krieger) May and Lisa (Krieger) May. She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future - Proverbs 31:25. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and time. Cremation rites accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Princeton Bible Church Online memorials and condolences may be directed to www.norbergfh.com Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc. & Monuments.
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