Nancy Lorraine (Slycord) LeMay, age 85, of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at her residence.
Visitation for Lorraine will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville. Lorraine’s family will be present to greet friends and relatives from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Winfield Funeral Home at 2:30 P.M. Burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery. Following burial, a meal will be served at the V.F.W. John Myers Post 3519 in Knoxville.
Lorraine was born at home in rural Pella, Iowa, on July 28, 1936, the daughter of James and Viola (Adams) Slycord. She grew up in Pella and graduated from Pella High School.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Ernest Don LeMay on July 17, 1958. They were blessed with five children, Donnie, Debbie, Peggy, Vicky, and Nancy. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage before his passing on November 5, 2008.
Lorraine worked in retail and then housekeeping for various residential and business areas around the area. After retirement, she worked at the Knoxville Raceway. Lorraine enjoyed shopping, trips to Jaarsma’s watching her soap operas and The Price Is Right. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and holidays with her family. She was deeply loved and will be missed by them all.
Those left to cherish Lorraine’s memory include her children, Donnie LeMay (Lorraine), Debbie Walsh (Craig), Peggy Bailey (Jeff), Vicky LeMay (Jerry), and Nancy LeMay (Andy); grandchildren, Tosha, Kelsey, Lindsey, Joey, Brittany, Jamie, and Abbie; great-grandchildren, Paige, Grant, Stella, Rylee, Sophia, Sydney, Ryder, Addyson, Kobe, Sophie, and one on the way. Lorraine is also survived by her siblings, Patricia Farver, Jean Myers, and Shirley Ward.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her father, James Slycord; mother, Viola Flo Pyle; step-father, Kenneth Pyle, Jr.; husband, Don LeMay, brother, Ronnie Slycord, and grandson, Lucas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Lorraine’s memory to her family to help with final expenses.