Nancy Jane (Laib) Sells, 73, of Wadesville peacefully passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville.
She was born Sept. 6, 1940 in Ft. Branch, to Joseph and Mildred (Westfall) Laib, who precede her in death.
She grew up with her beloved brother, the late Max Laib.
Nancy graduated from Ft. Branch High School and then studied at Gradwohl School of Lab and X-Ray, where she met the love of her life Ronald Sells. They were married Aug. 1, 1959 and worked together as lab technicians at several hospitals and clinics throughout the years. Nancy loved being a mother and raising her two children, Tonya and Joe. In 1987, Nancy and Ron moved to Wadesville to live close to her family, where she became a homemaker and first-time grandmother. Nancy enjoyed shopping for clothes and jewelry, collecting and decorating her home with beautiful antiques and getting together with lifelong friends. Most of all, Nancy loved talking to her children on the phone every day and spending time with her three grandsons. Her husband and family were so important to her, and she made sure they knew they were loved.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ronald Sells; daughter and son-in-law, Tonya (Darrell) Paddock; son, Joseph Sells; granddaughter, Natalie (Roddy) Blaylock; and three great grandsons, Easton and twins, Asa and Owen Blaylock all of Wadesville; sister-in-law, Charlene Laib of Evansville; nephew, Terry (Kelly) Laib; two nieces, Karla (Mike) Wingo and Natoma (Mike) Chestnut; aunt, Irene Westfall; and three cousins, Letitia Eagle, Janice Gibson and Cindy Hauschild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Max Laib.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. Michael Evanchak. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Ft. Branch.
Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the Colvin Funeral Home.