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In Memory

Nancy Bainum

Nancy Bainum

Nancy Earlene Nearhood

January 17,1942 - May 28, 2023

Nancy Earlene Nearhood, 81, of Hooker, Oklahoma, passed away on May 28, 2023, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Nancy was born on January 17, 1942, in Liberal, KS the daughter of Floyd and Goldie Creed Bainum.  She spent her young years in Hooker, OK.  Later, the family moved to Wichita, KS. 

She went on to attend high school at West High School and later became a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She moved back to Hooker in 1970 and worked with Dr. Cawley and Dr. Stout at the medical clinic in Hooker also at Southwest Medical Center and Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Liberal, KS. She owned the Scher Delights Flower Shop in Hooker, and finally worked at the Correctional Facility in Hooker. Throughout her career, she was known for her hard work, dedication, and passion for helping others.

Nancy is survived by her children, Robin and Dana, her grandchildren, Erin and Alisha, her great grandchildren, Shanna and Chazten and her son-in-law, Scott Hedrick. She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Goldie Bainum and her daughter Kelli.  Her memory will be cherished by all who know her.

There will be no funeral or memorial services at the request of Nancy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and can be donated at: