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Victoria Darlene Nasby

Victoria Darlene Nasby

Victoria Darlene Nasby, age 85, of Liberty, IL, died on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on August 7, 1933 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Theodore and Victoria (Barnes) Reich, Sr. She married Oliver J. "Snapper" Nasby of February 21, 1954 in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on August 3, 2002.

Early in their marriage Darlene and Snapper lived in England for three years while he served in the US Air Force and she worked as a nurse at the local hospital. Returning to the States, she was a nurse while Snapper was stationed at Shaw AFB, SC. In 1967, the family moved to the present day farm where she continued part-time as a Registered Nurse at Blessing for 23 years. Darlene loved her family above all else and was active in PTA, her children's and grandchildren's lives and she enjoyed many years snow skiing with the Great River Ski Club of Quincy. She and Snapper traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. In recent years, she enjoyed traveling abroad with family, day trips locally, and time well spent with close family and friends. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Church, the Liberty American Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer at Liberty School for many years.

She is survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Joel Nasby of Iowa City, IA; Carla O'Neil and her husband Sean of Liberty, IL; and Eric Nasby of San Diego, CA.
FIVE GRANDCHILDREN: Erik and Trevor Nasby; Connor and Shannon O'Neil; and Erica Nasby.
ONE BROTHER: Theodore Reich, Jr. and his wife Carol of Liberty, IL.
Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive.

In addition to her husband, Darlene was also preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church or the Great River Honor Flight.

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From:
Gregory Schneider
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Comments:
Darlene was a gracious lady who always made you feel important, and that conversations with you were her top priority at that moment. She was calm and a wonderful neighbor. She adored her family and was engaged in their activities, including car pool driving for the young Liberty athletes. I am thankful for God's gift to all of us, Darlene Nasby.
From:
Donna Schneider Dressel
Waukee, IA
Comments:
My sincere condolences to Joel, Carla, Eric and all the family. I am grateful to have grown up with such wonderful neighbors as Darlene & Snapper. Darlene was always a positive presence, and was a treasured "exercise buddy" for my mom, regularly going to classes together since 2002. She will be deeply missed.
From:
Kay Tate
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Carla and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kay Tate
From:
Debbie Davis
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To Darlene's family, I had the pleasure of working with Darlene at Blessing Hospital. She was a wonderful person and a very caring nurse. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.

Debbie Davis
From:
Jim and Marcia Elliott
LIBERTY, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry to hear about Darlene's passing. She was such a dear lady and I (Marcia) always enjoyed visiting with her at concerts and other school functions. You have our deepest sympathy.
From:
Jeff Doane
Belleville, IL
Comments:
We send our deepest condolences to the entire Nasby family. I will always have fond memories of Snapper and Darlene going back through all sort of sporting events and high school activities. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish I could come pay respect in person. Know that we are thinking of you guys.
From:
Pam Schneider Markin
Cape Girardeau, MO
Comments:
Dear Joel, Carla, and Eric,
Your Mom was an elegant woman, and a good neighbor to our family and everyone on our gravel road. Our parents were especially close in their Senior Years. But back in the day, your Mom would do things for the youth like give me and others rides to school events. She is happy with your Dad in heaven, but her presence will always be with all of you.
Love,
Your former babysitter, Pam
From:
Pam Schneider Markin
Cape Girardeau, MO
Comments:
Dear Joel, Carla, and Eric,
Your Mom was an elegant woman, and a good neighbor for the whole "gravel road." Your parents were good friends with my parents in their Senior Years. But your Mom also did things for the younger generation back in the day, such as driving teens to school events. Your parents are happy together in heaven, but their presence will be with all of you always.
Your former babysitter,
Pam
From:
Dan and Joanne Banta
Carthage, IL
Comments:
Joel, Eric, and Carla, Our condolences to your family. Dan has fond memories of spending time at your house and how nice Darlene always was. Joanne remembers meeting her on 2400 at the hospital. She was a great nurse and kind person.