Nancy Gail (Gearhart) Chilcote, 80, Mount Union, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 4, 2019, at UPMC Altoona.
Born Oct. 7, 1939, Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late Melvin C. Henry and Sara “Sally” Gearhart. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Johnnie Boyd Chilcote.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by children, Steven Chilcote, Carol Dannel and husband, John, Michael Chilcote and wife, Aurora, all of Mount Union, Barbara Bolinger and husband, Denny, Hares Valley, Penny Huntsman and husband, Jim, Shirleysburg and Jason Chilcote and wife, Dana, Robertsdale; 16 grandchildren, Stephanie, Brenda, Kira, Cody, Erica, Christina, Chayton, Garret, Tricia, Jonathan, Shane, Lindsay, Tara, Stephanie, Mikie and Aspen; 31 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Lannie Simard, British Columbia.
She is also survived by sisters, Joanne Hicks, Dianna Snyder and Ruth “Penny” Homolash.
She was preceded in death by son, Rodney Chilcote, sisters, Donna McElrath and Sharon Welch, brothers, Lewis “Butch” Gearhart and Thomas Henry and stepmother, Dorothy Henry.
Mrs. Chilcote was affectionally known and loved by her neighborhood children and always treated them as if they were one of her children or grandchildren. She enjoyed sending cards to her friends, but most recently enjoyed socializing on Facebook and sending her friends a delightful message.
She loved flowers, hummingbirds, vacationing with her family and spending time with her beloved dog, Cubby, whom she spoiled with ice cream.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, with the Rev. Bill Benson officiating. Interment will be made in Germany Valley Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and one hour prior to the service Saturday.