Nancy Jane Berkely, 90, was born Sept. 15, 1922 in Dodge City to N.C. and Agnes (Hendrixson) Petersen.
She died Dec. 5, 2012 at her home in Sarasota, Flor.
Berkely married Joe Goldye Berkely on October 21, 1944.
She was a graduate of Dodge City Senior High School in 1940 and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1944. Berkely was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the University of Kansas. She was installed into P.E.O Chapter DZ in 1945 and was Chapter DZ President in 1957-1958.
Whether it was their first second-hand boat that was a surplus life raft used at Ford County Lake, the “Nancy Nan” at Shangri La Resort or the beautiful “Dolphin Dancer”, Berkely shared her husband’s love of boating. She lived a full and faith-filled life. She was a loving wife, a great mother and grandmother and a terrific friend. She was beautiful inside and out.
Berkely will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege to know and spend time with her.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Joe; her daughter Nancy and son-in-law Bob Griffin of Myakka City, Flor.; and grandson Kyle Griffin, his wife Anne and their two children, Kate and Hailey, of Trumbull, Conn.
Berkely is a member of Saint Cornelius Episcopal Church in Dodge City and All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church of Longboat Key, Flor. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m Dec. 14, 2012 at Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota, Flor.
Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Harbor Legacy Foundation, Sarasota, Flor. in care of Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 40 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.
A graveside service in Dodge City will be announced at a later date.