Nancy Northway, 85, of Jefferson City passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 surrounded by her family.
She was born September 17, 1936 in Beloit, WI to the late Robert and Irene (Boone) Roth. Nancy grew up in Beloit where she graduated from high school in 1953. In 1954, Nancy married Emery Lee Northway and moved to Jefferson City. She began working at the Missouri National Guard Headquarters in 1972. She later was the first woman to join the Missouri National Guard rifle team participating in competitions in Ohio and Arkansas. Nancy enlisted with the Women’s Army Corps in 1974, completed basic training and became a soldier in the U.S. Army. She moved to Indiana and continued her work with U.S. Army. Nancy was property book officer at the Indiana National Guard Headquarters. She achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Three retiring in 1996.
After her career in the military, Nancy opened Yellow Moon Antique Mall in Mooresville, Indiana. In 2013, she joined her son Tommy helping work at his Yellow Moon Antique Mall in Jefferson City.
Survivors include her two sons, Jerry Lee Northway of Geneva, AL, Tommy Lee (Amy) Northway of Jefferson City, four grandchildren, Jessie Northway, Dino (Natalie) Northway, Candy Lee (Charlie) Wheeler and Marcos Northway, five great grandchildren, Merissa, Charlie, Suzy, Taylor and Tristan and two sisters, Sally (Jerry) Peterson of Burbank, CA and Barbara Curtis of CA. Nancy was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Lee and Danny Lee Northway and granddaughter, Sarah Marie Northway.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5, 1423 Tanner Bridge Rd., Jefferson City, 65101.
Dulle Trimble Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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