Nancy Jane (Spires) Dinsmore age 79, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley. Nancy was born on February 16, 1941. She was married to Gene Dinsmore on July 27, 1962 and raised three children in Missouri Valley. She enjoyed going to her children and grandchildren’s sports event and school activities. She and Gene, loved to travel especially to Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Alabama. She liked the ocean and the mountains. She also had collections of angels, snowmen, and sayings that she would cut out of magazines and newspapers. She was a fan of Iowa State Football, men and women’s basketball, Iowa Hawkeye athletics, and sometimes Nebraska, depending on who they were playing.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband, Gene, her parents Roy C. and Ellen Spires, in-laws Don and Phyllis Dinsmore, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Roberta Spires, brother-in-law Donald Bertelsen, and in-laws Marvin and Violet Dinsmore.
She is survived by her children; Cherie Brown and husband Curtis of Belle Plaine, Iowa, Chris Dinsmore of Missouri Valley, Chad and Patti Dinsmore of Urbandale, Iowa. Grandchildren; Jessica (Dakota) Whiteowl of Missouri Valley, Nolan (Madison) Brown of Tiffin, Iowa, Holly (Dustin) Kriegel of Hartwick, Iowa, Bailey Dinsmore of Council Bluffs, Austin Brown of Belle Plaine, and Colin and Graham Dinsmore of Urbandale; great-grandchildren; Josephine Whiteowl, Zoe Kriegel, and Cameron Brown. She is also survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Loretta Bertelsen, Missouri Valley and Judy and Jerry Guinan, Mobile, Alabama, in-laws; Jim and Linda Dinsmore, Blair, Nebraska, Linda and Jerry Summers, Missouri Valley, Patty and John Stueve, Missouri Valley, and Randy Dinsmore of Omaha.
There will be a visitation for Nancy on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church Fellowship Center following the graveside service at the cemetery.
In Loving Memory Of
Nancy Jane Dinsmore
Born February 16, 1941 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Entered Into Rest September 19, 2020 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Christian Church Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Dr. Emery Killian
Pianist Debra Von Sternberg Vocalist Rick Powell
Music Selections “In The Garden” “Blessed Assurance” “God’s Tomorrow” “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Honorary Pall Bearers
Bob Hansen Dan Bond
Jim Hiller Dennis McIntosh
Nolan Brown Austin Brown
Colin Dinsmore Graham Dinsmore
Michael Comfort Dustin Kriegel
Brian May Scott Hochstein
Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa
To My Children
I still hear the songs I still see the lights I still feel your love On cold wintery nights. I still share your hopes And all of your cares I’ll even remind you To please say your prayers, I just want to tell you, You still make me proud You stand head and shoulders Above the crowd. Keep trying each moment To stay in his grace I came here before you To help set your place. You don’t have to be Perfect all the time He forgives you the slip If you continue the climb.
All of my love, Mom To my family and friends please be thankful today, I’m still close beside you in a new special way.