Nancy T. GreenFebruary 12, 1943 ~ October 28, 2017 (age 74)
Nancy T. Green, 74, of Harrington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Milford Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born in Milford, the daughter of the late J. Edward and Lela (Parker) Taylor. She was a member of the graduating class of 1961 from Harrington High School, and graduated from James Madison University with a BA in Education in 1965. She began her teaching career working at the Dover Air Force Base School, then transferred to the Lake Forest School District where she taught elementary school students for many years before retiring in 2000.
Nancy was very active in the Delaware Volunteer Fire Service. She joined the Harrington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary on May 13, 1968. Nancy was a member of the building committee for the new fire house, held multiple offices over the years and was currently a Lifetime Member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She had the honor of serving as President of the Ladies Auxiliary in 1973, 1974, 1984, 1985 and 1990. She also served as President of Kent County Ladies Auxiliary from 1993 to 1994, then served as State President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association from 2003 to 2004. Nancy also was involved with the Delaware State Fire School serving as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team as well as being a Fire Safety Instructor. Because of her outstanding commitment to the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Harrington Fire Co., Kent County and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association, Nancy had the honor of being inducted into the LADVFA Hall of Recognition in 2005.
Nancy was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church as well as the church choir. She was an active member of the Harrington New Century Club, served on the Harrington Library Trustee Board, was a member and served on the board of the Harrington Alumni Association, and was a member of the Harrington Senior Center. She loved working at the Delaware State Fair where she could be seen selling tickets at the West Gate or working at the Culinary Department, where she would also serve as a Judge during the competitions. In her early years, Nancy was a member of the Girl Scouts. Although all of her activity in the community was important, the love for her family was paramount in her life. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and especially her granddaughters and great grandchildren, whom she adored dearly. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her sister Susan Heflebower.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years Joe Green; one son Jimmy Green; one daughter Linda Johnson and her husband Johnny; grandchildren Amber, Amy, Amanda and Taylor; great grandchildren Kylie and Aiden; one brother Robert Taylor and his wife Betty; a brother-in-law Jim Heflebower; her nieces and nephews Rob Taylor, Mary K. Phillips, Teresa Taylor and Greg Heflebower, as well as many friends and colleagues whom she cherished deeply.
A viewing will be held from 4 - 7 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Weiner Avenue, Harrington. Another viewing will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 5, in the Memorial Hall of the Harrington Fire Company, 20 Clark Street, Harrington where funeral services will follow at 1:30 pm. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Milford - Harrington Highway, Harrington. Arrangements by McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, Harrington, DE. Letters of condolence may be shared and sent to the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.