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Nancy H. Gilpin

November 14, 1941 — March 8, 2016

Nancy Evelyn Harrison Gilpin passed away on March 8, 2016, at her home in Punta Gorda, FL, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, T. Wade Harrison, and mother, Lois Chandler Harrison, and her husband, Randle Thomas Gilpin, III. Nancy is survived by her sons, Patrick Wade McClane and his wife, Debra, John Michael McClane and his wife, Kim; two granddaughters, Kaleigh and Krysta McClane; and great-granddaughter, Lilly Harris. She is also survived by numerous cousins and close friends. Nancy was born on November 14, 1941 and grew up in Gainesville, FL. She graduated from P.K. Yonge Teaching School and attended Stephens College in St. Louis. She worked as a legal secretary for First Federal Savings & Loan of Gainesville before moving with her former husband, J. Don McClane, to Orlando, then Windermere, FL, where they raised their family. Nancy was a member of the Junior League of Orlando-Winter Park and headed up numerous community charity organizations including the United Way of West Orange. She volunteered with the Orange Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she was a Pink Lady and chairman of the Stork Club. An avid sportswoman, Nancy was a member of the Windermere Tennis Association and the Ski Club of Central Florida, and was an excellent fisherman. Devoted to her sons, she was a Cub Scout den mother, swimming teacher, and secretary of the local PTA. Nancy was an excellent cook and loved to garden. In recent years, Nancy attended the Eastside Baptist Church of Punta Gorda and served as treasurer. Her love and sense of humor will be greatly missed. "The family would like to thank the staff of Direct Access Home Health and Tidewell Hospice for making Nancy's last days peaceful." Services will be held at 12pm, Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Eastside Baptist Church, Punta Gorda, FL, Donations may be made in memory of Nancy to Eastside Baptist Church or Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County.

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