Nancy Teetzen, 68, Wichita, died on Sept. 30, 2019, in her home, surrounded by her family. She had won her battle with cancer over two years ago and continued to live a fulfilling life, but the cancer came back and spread, as it so often does. She was born April 20, 1951, to Molly and the late Duane Williams, Modoc, Kan.
She married Paul Teetzen on July 13, 1975 at Scott State Park near Scott City. Nancy graduated from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., in 1973. She taught math and business in Chapman, Kan., for two years. She worked for K-State Housing for three years. She provided childcare for ten years. In 1988, Nancy and her husband started Paul Teetzen Construction. She worked for the company until her passing.
She attended Garden Valley Church in Garden City, singing solos for 15 years and playing piano for 18 years. She enjoyed music, gardening and submitting photos to “Picture This” for the Garden City Telegram. She loved visiting zoos and botanical gardens. She was grateful to be a founder of KJIL (a Christian radio station) and enjoyed preparing grant announcements that aired on KJIL. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and texting and corresponding with them. And she loved her cats.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Teetzen, of Garden City; three daughters, Micala Teetzen of Wichita, Danelle Teetzen of Wichita and Briana Jamieson and husband Mike of Hillsboro, Kan.; two grandchildren, Kailee Jamieson and Cameron Jamieson of Hillsboro, Kan.; her mother, Molly Williams of Scott City, Kan.; four sisters, Susie Gooden and husband Archie of Garden City; Rita Williams and husband Frank of Troy, Ala.; Anita Hoeme of Scott City; Aleta See and husband Scott of Scott City; two brothers, Alan Williams of Scott City and Andy Williams and wife Jamie of Andover, Kan.; and many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Leiana Jamieson; father Duane Williams; brothers-in-law, Clint Okeson and Allan Hoeme; and sister-in-law, Tonja Williams.
Nancy will be cremated and a private gathering for immediate family will be held, per her wishes. A come-and-go memorial gathering is planned for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Garden Valley Church, 1701 N. Third St., Garden City. It will be held in the church’s Activity Center, which is across the street to the south of the church building.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial gifts to be sent to Botanica, The Wichita Gardens. She was a long-time member of Botanica and enjoyed getting her exercise by walking there regularly. Her family is collecting donations to place a memorial bench in her favorite part of the gardens. You may make a memorial gift by going online to www.botanica.org or you can send in memorials by mail to 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203. Please indicate that it is a memorial for Nancy Teetzen.