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Nancy K. Dockendorff
Overland Park, Kansas
Nancy K. Dockendorff, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas (formerly from Leavenworth, Kansas), passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 15, 2022.
Nancy was born on August 15, 1934, in Washington, Iow,a to Edward and Clara Conner. She graduated from high school in Washington, Iowa before attending Mercy School of Nursing in Iowa City, Iowa, and beginning a career as a registered nurse. Nancy married John Dockendorff, a USAF (Ret.) Colonel, on March 29, 1959, and became a proud military wife.
Nancy helped her family relocate and put down roots in many different states. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Nancy and John raised Arabian horses for many years, with Nancy orchestrating everything from daily chores to attending horse shows. They cherished the adventures of traveling with the military, during John’s time at TWA, and throughout retirement in their RV. Through their travels, they made wonderful friends from across the country. Nancy proudly served as a member of the Lansing School Board for 10 years and was honored to present both of her daughters their high school diplomas. She also was well known as an avid sports fan, cheering for the KU Jayhawks, Chiefs, and Royals!
Nancy and John were married for 59 years, just two months shy of celebrating 60 years of marriage when John passed. Nancy is survived by two daughters, Jamie (Grant) Stephens and Janet (Gary) Gould; grandchildren, Andrew, Conner and Zachary Stephens and Kristen and Jake Gould; sister, Susan Kretzschmar; and brother-in-law, Jay (Linda) Dockendorff.
A private family service will be held this summer. We will share stories, memories, and family time together, which was so important to Nancy. Her final resting place will be with John at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be left on Nancy’s online guestbook at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.