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Nancy Faye Marshall

March 11, 1940 — February 10, 2021

Nancy Faye Marshall, 80 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Columbia United Methodist Church in Columbia. Family will be present to greet family and friends Friday evening 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas. Burial will be Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia United Methodist Church, Columbia Fire and Rescue, or Melcher-Dallas Fire and Rescue. You may join the family via live stream at Nancy Faye Chesick Marshall, 80 was born March 11, 1940 to Edward and Viola Goette Chesick in Tama County. She attended Dinsdale High School. Her parents moved to Columbia her senior year, and she stayed with her friend until she graduated in 1958. She met Richard Marshall while she was working at the Park Lane Cafe in Knoxville, Iowa. They later married December 16, 1960, two months from the day they met, and to this union, they were blessed with three children: Mike, Debora, and Darlene. Nancy and Richard spent 60 wonderful years together. During those 60 years, the two of them worked at 3M. They decided to retire on the same day together, which happened to fall on April Fool's Day. When they walked out of work together that day, nobody believed they were retiring. Being a homemaker was especially important to Nancy. She loved to be in the kitchen tidying up and was always so organized. Some of the hobbies that Nancy enjoyed were gardening, doing crosswords, and knitting baby blankets, quilts, and afghans. Each one of her grandchildren were blessed to have a baby blanket knitted by Nancy. She had a love for flowers and cats. She had a special building for all their cats. She was highly active in the Free Methodist Church in Knoxville, where Richard's great grandma Robinson was one of the founders. After its closing, she became a regularly active member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. She and Richard loved to travel, especially to Minnesota to camp and fish. She enjoyed spending time with all her grandkids. Christmas and Easter were loved by Nancy, especially spending time with her family and preparing meals for them. She would always make sure all the kids had the same number of presents at Christmas time. Easter egg hunts were a big deal as well. The kids would all have their own color of eggs to hunt. She was such a kind person with a great heart. She never gave up on anyone, always seeing the good in everyone. Nancy will be greatly missed by her husband of 60 years, Richard; children: Mike (Lori) Marshall, Debora (Michael) Vaughan, Darlene (David) Hollingsworth; grandchildren: Tim, Kelley, Jessica, Kaleb, Tyler, Sara, Kelli, Lynn, Amber, Matthew, Patrick, Michael, Anthony, Ashley, Rachel, and David; 30 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; siblings: Clifford (Freda) Chesick, Stanley (Rose) Chesick, and Edward Tom (Karen) Chesick; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded by her parents, and brother Floyd Chesick. Cemetery Details Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA 50003


FEB 19. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Melcher-Dallas

803 Garfield Street

Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163

[email protected]

Funeral Service

FEB 20. 11:00 AM (CST)

Columbia United Methodist Church

505 Church Street

Columbia, IA 50057

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