Nancy Travis, 71

Nancy Travis, age 71, joined her husband Bill in heaven on April 15, 2021. She passed away at the Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center in Downs, Kansas.
Nancy was born on September 18, 1949 in Concordia, Kansas, to Leonard and Delema Erickson. She was raised on a farm north of Courtland, Kansas. Nancy was the baby of the family as her siblings Shirley and Walter were several years older. Nancy Lou was the apple of her daddy's eye and was spoiled by everyone. She proudly graduated from Courtland High School in 1968. On June 1, 1969 she married the love of her life Bill Travis and settled in Minneapolis, Kansas. This union was blessed with two boys, Jeff and Greg.
Nancy spent much of her life being a homemaker and raising her boys. Throughout her time, she had several jobs which included being a daycare provider, a cook, and a CNA to name a few. At one point in her life, she owned and ran "Nancy's Retail Liquor Store" in Minneapolis where she enjoyed chatting with her many customers.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed playing dominoes, playing cards, and cooking for others. What she cherished the most was spending time with her family. While Bill was alive, they enjoyed many nights of Bingo, bowling and trips to casinos. Nancy could be seen at many activities that involved her grandchildren Taylor, Makenzie, and Zachary. She was always up for a game of who could scare who the best. This trait was passed to her from her father.
Nancy was a spectacular cook and could be found making homemade noodles or baking delicious breads for Christmas. All you had to do was ask and she would mix up something delicious. It became a tradition for her to make pumpkin bread for Taylor's (grandson) birthday per his request. Makenzie's (granddaughter) request included a specific strawberry dessert. Grandma always had cookies waiting for Zachary at her place. Nancy could also be found decorating her house for any holiday or spiffing up her immaculately clean house.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Bill, her mother and father, her sister Shirley Hettinger and a brother Walter Hocker. She is survived by her son Jeff (Tracy) of Beloit, a son Greg (Becki) of Minneapolis and three grandchildren Taylor, Makenzie, and Zachary Travis.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 A.M. at Highland Cemetery in Minneapolis, Kansas. All are welcome and masks are not required but please do what makes you feel comfortable.
Roberts Family Funeral Home in Beloit is taking care of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to The Golden Wheel in Minneapolis or the USD 273 Educational Foundation in Beloit.
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