Nancy passed in December 2021, at the age of 77. She was a speech pathologist for the Marion City Schools and also served other school districts.
Pleasant, kind, and caring, Nancy was a widow with no children or relatives. She left her estate to Marion Community Foundation to be used for scholarships in the field of speech and hearing.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the Whitaker Scholarship for high school seniors who have lived in Marion for at least the last two years. It will award scholarships to students pursuing education in the field of speech and hearing, including research, treatment, education, and cures for people who suffer from speech and hearing impairments and diseases.