Nancy was born March 28, 1923, in Kennett, to William Charles Macom and Doshia Gibson Macom. She was one of 11 children.
At an early age, Nancy professed her faith in Jesus Christ and had a true servant's heart all of her life. She was a very compassionate and caring person. She always put others first. She will forever be remembered by her friends and family for her love and generosity to them.
While Nancy was still a child, her family moved to Gideon, Mo. At Gideon High School, she was active in sports especially basketball and was elected May Queen.
After graduating from high school during the war years, she lived and worked in Alton, Ill. After a time, she returned to Kennett where she embarked on a servanthood.
She married Weyman Bost and moved to Portageville, Mo., where he owned an auto parts business. While living there, they made many friends including those with whom they worshipped with at the First Baptist Church. Weyman preceded her in death in 1972.
Nancy then moved back to Kennett where she worked for State Farm Insurance. She married James L. Ford, a lifelong resident of Kennett. After four loving and wonderful months together, James went home to be with the Lord.
After retiring from State Farm, she embarked on a new career working for Panoramic Tours that enabled her to travel to every state including Hawaii and Alaska. She enjoyed being a tour guide because she loved to serve people.
Her friends surprised Nancy with a lovely 87th birthday party including refreshments, music, and wonderful fellowship. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she has touched.
Nancy is survived by her sister, Polly Howell, of Springfield, and three nieces and two nephews, Barbara Camblin, of Topeka, Kan., Sandra Moore, of Homestead, Fla., Jo Ann Drummond, of Colonial Beach, Va., Bill Macom, of Flint, Mich., and Martin Mumma, of Minesinger, Mont.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Monday, June 21, at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 21, at McDaniel Chapel with Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.