Obituary: Nancy C. Janssen


Nancy C. Janssen, 80, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.  She was a retired secretary for American Maplan.

Nancy was born on August 10, 1939, in McPherson, KS, the daughter of Orville Roy and Irene (Bair) Blair.  She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Dean Janssen, and he preceded her in death in 1968.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was Past Unit, District, and State President.  She was also a member of Forty and Eight, Chapeau Passe, and ABATE of Kansas, District 9.  Nancy had over 6000 volunteer hours with the McPherson Hospital Volunteer Services.

Survivors include: son, William “Bill” D. Janssen (Nikki Cody) of McPherson, KS; daughter-in-law, Janet Baise of Galva, KS; son-in-law, James LeBlanc of Baton Rouge, LA; sister, Clarita Ballinger of Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren Alisha Janssen, Melissa Shandy, Michael Janssen, Danielle Baise, Jessica Donath, Taysha Janssen, Tannah Janssen, Blaine Janssen, Shawn Stucky, Travis Stucky, Josie Parker, Bruce Parker, Jr., and Harlin (James) Sexton, IV; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Orville and Irene Blair; husband, Bill Janssen; and children, Jerry Janssen, Debbie Janssen, Rick Baise, and Barbara Janssen LeBlanc.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Chaplain Nick Miller officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to McPherson County Humane Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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