Nancy Rae Abbott, age 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton.

Nancy was born on July 16, 1933 in Vinton, one of 11 children of Arnold and Elsie (Brown) Abbott. Nancy had a loving, childlike personality. She loved Elvis, and collected and named many baby dolls. She also enjoyed watching westerns on T.V.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; 5 brothers, Earl, Dean, Larry, Dale and Donald Abbott; and 4 sisters, Ila Rae Derifield, Delores Gille, Iris Walters, Lois Hanson, and Iva Lea Vance.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart for the loving care they extended to Nancy over the past 18 years.

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JH October 22, 2022, 3:45 pm I thought of Nancy quiet often. I took care of her when I worked at Sunnycrest Nursing Home. She was always a delight to care for.
JB October 22, 2022, 5:12 pm It was my privilege to work with Nancy for many years while she was in Dysart. She was a kind and loving soul and I'll miss her always. Get your blue suede shoes on, girl!!
LP October 22, 2022, 10:59 pm Love you Aunt Nancy. Give Ma and dad big hugs and kisses from me.
RS October 23, 2022, 12:18 pm I cared for Nancy for 5 years at sunnycrest she was such a joy to see everyday I loved to talk with her about Elvis and do her hair she was such a happy sole. When I was pregnant she was rub my belly and say how's my baby! I will forever miss her rip Nancy 🙏
KB October 23, 2022, 12:42 pm I'm greatly going to miss Nancy she was such a beautiful lady and I love her so much. She loved her baby dolls and she loved Elvis know she can meet him rest in peace Nancy I love and I'll surely will miss you and are talks we had.bye my girlfriend .I was with Nancy at sunny crest Nursing home for almost 9 years was a joy being with Nancy.