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Amber Lea Nance, 44, passed away on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends following a hard-fought battle with colon cancer.
She was born July 7, 1973, in Muncie to Dan and June (Edwards) Nance. She was a graduate of Elwood High School, Class of 1991 and attended Purdue University for two years.
Amber had worked as a cemetery manager for Park View Cemetery in Alexandria. She then worked in outside advertising sales for The Herald Bulletin in Anderson. Most recently, Amber worked as a substitute teacher at Elwood High School and was also the varsity cheerleading coach. She was on the Youth Council for the City of Elwood. She was also a member of the Elwood Missionary Baptist Church.
Amber devoted her life to her family and was the No. 1 fan of her son's athletic activities. She was skilled in handicrafts and operated Shoebox Flowers, as she was gifted in silk floral designing for weddings and proms. A fighter of her disease from the beginning diagnosis, Amber had one tattoo that seemed to be her driving force: "Although she is small...She is fierce."
Survivors include her father, Dan Nance of Elwood; husband, Randy Lewis of Elwood; sons, Blake Nance-Cast, A. J. Vorpe and Nolan Robison, all of Elwood; sister, Dodi Baldwin of Elwood; brothers, Todd Nance of Elwood, Bob (Rebekah) Cunningham of Fishers; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and special friends including Alisa Gibson of Elwood.
She was preceded in death by her mother, maternal and paternal grandparents.
Service honoring Amber's life and legacy will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday in the First Missionary Baptist Church, 420 S. Anderson St., Elwood, with Pastor Rodney Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Carey Cemetery near Strawtown. Friends may call at the church from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 10 a.m. on Friday prior to the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Owens Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.
Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria is assisting the Nance family with service arrangements.
Online condolences: www.owensmemorialservices.com
Published on August 14, 2017
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