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Nancy Lolan

December 16, 1950 — January 19, 2022

Nancy Lolan

A true sunflower on the highway of life. Nancy Lolan, devoted mother and grandmother, dedicated wife, loyal friend and business owner died at the age of 71 on January 19, 2022, due to Covid Pneumonia. A native-born Cincinnatian she moved to Dayton after the birth of her second daughter where she would continue to build her amazing life for 48 years.

Nancy had a brilliant mind and a knack for numbers as well as words. She was witty with a dry sense of humor and spoke often that she would have loved to do stand up comedy. Her early years she attended the University of Cincinnati with a goal of becoming a journalist. Life led her to marry her high school sweetheart, Thomas. Not long after marriage she gave birth to two daughters Heather and Holly.

Nancy was a believer in all the magic life had to offer. She was never passive when it came to living each and every day to the fullest. Holidays, birthdays and family gatherings were celebrated to say you matter in life, you are important. This way of life translated not only to those she was closest to but to those she didn’t know as well. She was an unconditional, compassionate human being who believed in doing the right thing, helping others and seeing the good even when it seemed as if there was no good to be seen.

A successful business owner, Nancy owned and operated South Dayton Hearing Aids & Audiology alongside her husband, Thomas, for over 30 years. Together they were a force in establishing industry standards and best practices. She earned her respected place in the community for her generous nature and compassion and taking care of their patients.

A true lover of the arts she was also a foundational presence to the growth and development of The Kettering Children’s Theatre. Nancy dedicated close to ten years of her life to managing and directing the program during 80’s. What started as a hobby turned into a passion for theatre, music and art and the impacts of her time and efforts can be seen in many of her students from the time.

By far Nancy’s proudest achievement was her role as mother and grandmother to her two daughters and five grandchildren William, Jack, Ava, Cate and Amelia. When it came to family she didn’t mince words- they were her everything. In return she was everything to them. The effort, ear, patience, guidance, resources and time she gave to her grandchildren was unmatched. She was diagnosed with a disease 14 years ago that cause her to go blind and lose her kidney function overnight. During that 14 year timeframe she would confront illness, death and obstacles that most people would never imagine. Most people would have given up but she never did. She never complained and faced adversity head-on. She always led by example. Her grandchildren nicknamed her ‘Savage Grandma’ a title she held with pride. It was a testament to her ability to fight and conquer any battle that came to her.

Nancy fought the fight until the very end. Many years ago she noticed a sunflower growing out of the road in the middle of a highway. That sunflower would become a symbol for her life. She would remind all of us that like a sunflower we must continue to grow and survive in any circumstance we are given. Not only grow but bloom.

A small celebration of life will be held at a later date with close friends and family. Nancy was a lover of animals. One of the greatest loves of her life was her cockapoo, Gibbs. If you are able please donate to the Humane Society in her honor
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