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Nancy Ann (Halt) Tooker

June 11, 1940 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 81)

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Nancy Ann (Halt) Tooker was born in Allen County on June 11, 1940 to Walter and Florence (Scott) Halt. She spent her school years milking cows on her parent’s farm in Whitley County. The oldest of five siblings she took the leadership role in organizing their daily activities and also thrived in academics. Nancy was the first in her family to attend college and one of the few women in her courses for a dual Math and Chemistry major at Purdue University. Her first teaching position was at Millersburg High School; she was then hired by Goshen High School. There, she met and married Goshen's Industrial Arts teacher, Merle Adrian Tooker. In 1968 they purchased a farm, Natures Acres, near Shipshewana. Nancy took a leave from teaching to raise two daughters. When the youngest entered school in 1980, she was hired as a math teacher for Westview Jr./Sr. High School. Mrs. Tooker retired from Westview in 2002. She was an active member of Shipshewana United Methodist Church, Extension Homemakers Club and a club for Fiber Spinning. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow and raising beef cattle with Merle. She was preceded in death by both parents, her brother John Halt and twin sisters Jo Ellen Spann and Su Ellen Platter. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, daughters Jeanette (Andrew) Robinson and Molly (Brian) Grossman, 7 grandchildren: Alison and Jenifer Robinson and Karl, Lizzy, Monali, Nathan and Oriyanna Grossman, and sister Sally Moore of Texas. Visitation is scheduled from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 5, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, June 6, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the funeral services at Sidener Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shipshewana United Methodist Church and online condolences may be offered at Millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
1003 South Main Street
Middlebury, IN 46540

Funeral Service
Monday
June 6, 2022

10:30 AM
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
1003 South Main Street
Middlebury, IN 46540

Interment following funeral service
Monday
June 6, 2022

Sidener Cemetery
525 IN-120
Howe, IN 46746

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