Denise Ann Nance

Date of Death: 07-05-2020
Funeral Service : 07-05-2020

Denise Ann Nance

Denise Ann Nance, 60, of Smithville, MO, formerly of Davison, MI, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 after a two-year battle with cancer.

Denise was born in Flint, MI on April 8, 1960 to Bobie Joe and Doreen Ann (Hulliberger) Smith. She graduated from Davison High School in Davison, MI in 1978.

On May 11, 1989, Denise was united in marriage to Gary Mark Nance. They lived in Davison, MI until 2014, and most recently resided in Smithville, MO. 

Denise enjoyed the outdoors, maintaining her yard with beautiful flowers, trees, and tending to her garden. Denise also enjoyed going up to northern MI and spending time with her family. Denise was a loving wife, mom, and grandma who will be dearly missed by all.

Denise was preceded in death by her mother, Doreen Smith.

Denise is survived by her husband Gary Nance; children Danielle Hankinson, Joshua (Allison) Albert and Travis (Molly Ockert) Nance; grandchildren Alexandria Hankinson, Henry and Isabel Albert; father Bobie Smith; sisters Rebecca (Robert Hood) Smith and Carrie (Devin) Schroeder; niece Nichole (Michael) Salzano; nephew Zachary (Jessica Finan) Segur; godchild Anderson (Anna Heinrichs) Segur; great-nephew Hunter Schroeder; other relatives and many friends. 

 A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Saint Luke’s Foundation Fund attn: Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute or Saint Luke’s Hospice, 901 E. 104th St, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Arrangements by Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville, MO.


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