NILES, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Nancy Lee Rek, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, October 7, 2020 at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Salem, Ohio on August 7, 1930, the daughter of Willis Michael and Hazel Blanche (Knepper) Stamp.
Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Salem High School and received her Bachelor’s of Music in Piano in 1952 from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Following her studies she taught piano for ten years.
She was a member of the Niles and Salem Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith where she faithfully played the piano and organ for over 50 years and attended Bible studies.
She enjoyed baking, especially baking and sharing her “Famous Banana Nut Cake.”
Nancy is survived by two sons, Robert L. Rek of Wyoming and Bradley R. (Lisa) Rek of Howland; four grandchildren, Hedda, Shannon (Agustin), Sean (Katey) and William; great-granddaughter, Stella Dee and brother, Thomas (Joyce) Stamp of Sarasota, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. “Ernie” Rek whom she married on October 24, 1954 and who died on August 21, 2020 and a sister, Shirley McGaffick who died in 1972.
Private calling hours were held at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles.
Burial was in Grandview Cemetery in Salem.
An on-line Zoom memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UH Seidman Cancer Center for Brain Cancer Research in care of the Rek family.
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