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Nancy Lynne (Collins) Vannest

December 29, 1955 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Nancy Vannest Obituary


Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Nancy Lynne Vannest, was welcomed to her eternal home, February 14, 2022. She was 66. Nancy was born to Clifford and Barbara (Willerton) Collins in Barnesville, Ohio, on December 29, 1955.

Nancy was blessed with being an educator at heart. She taught with compassion, kindness, and positivity. She and her students shared a special bond and she always had time to answer a question or help when needed. She and her husband, Bruce, were members of the Bethesda United Methodist Church. Their devotion to their faith and their church was enlightening. She was a member of FCCLA, Garden Club, 4-H, Emmaus/Kairos and assisted with the passion play, He's Alive. Nancy was blessed to be married to her husband, Bruce for 42 years and together, raised their four children with love, patience, and a firm foundation.

In addition to her parents, Clifford and Barbara Collins, Nancy is survived by her husband, Bruce Vannest; daughters, Jennifer Vannest, Melissa (Matt) Muzic; sons, Matthew (Tessa) Vannest, Brian (Elaine) Vannest; grandchildren, Everett, and Henry; sister, Christy Collins; and many whose lives she touched in so many ways.

Visitation will held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory, 322 N. Main Street, Bethesda. Funeral services for Nancy will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., Bethesda United Methodist Church, 233 N. Main Street. Reverend Tom Detling will officiate. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.

The family kindly suggests Memorial Contributions to the Belmont County 4-H program or Bethesda United Methodist Church.

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February 20, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory Kelly Kemp Braido
322 N. Main Street
Bethesda, OH 437219

Funeral Service
February 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethesda United Methodist Church
233 N. Main Street
Bethesda, OH 43719


Bethesda United Methodist Church
233 N. Main Street, Bethesda OH 43719

Belmont County 4-H Program Endowment/OSU Extension
101 N. Market Street, Suite A, St. Clairsville OH 43950
Tel: 1-740-695-1455


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