Nancy Ann Stewart

March 13, 1942July 15, 2013

Nancy Ann Stewart Mason, Michigan

Loving daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend, Nancy Ann Stewart passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 13, 1942, Nancy grew up in Washington, D.C. before moving to Lansing, Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, where she met Cyrus Shepard Stewart, her husband of 49 years. He survives her, as do their three children: Mary Leigh Stewart Thornton, Scott Shepard Stewart (Jenny), Douglas Shepard Bitonti Stewart (Sandra), and six beloved grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary Beth Piatt, brother Frank DeWald (Ingrid) and step-mother Ilean DeWald. During her 71 years, Nancy focused on her family and helping others. After staying at home to raise her children, she went to work as an assistant in the Student Guidance Office at Okemos High School. There she fell in love with counseling and within a few years she received her master's degree in Educational Psychology from MSU. For more than 22 years she served as a limited licensed psychologist at Meridian Professional Psychological Consultants (MPPC) helping hundreds of individuals and couples through life's challenges. In addition to dedicating herself to family and her career, Nancy loved her precious dogs. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 West Grand River, Lansing, Michigan 48906; The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the many friends who provided much needed support during this difficult time, and to the caring professionals at Sparrow Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. No visitation is planned; the family is coordinating a private event to honor and celebrate Nancy's life. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at:


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February 26, 2014

I was just up talking to a teacher at my daughters school telling her about a therapist that I had when I was in high school and how she was always willing to help me out during hard times. She was the best psycologist I had when I was younger. I said I wondered if she was still at mppc. Then I seen this and it brok my heart. She was definitely a great person. She will be missed.

Karen Duffield

August 8, 2013

I just saw that Nancy had passed away. Nancy was a wonderful, kind and very thoughtful therapist. She helped me especially during a particularly rough patch in my life. She will be greatly missed. May God comfort and protect you during this very difficult time.

August 1, 2013

I could not have had a better friend than Nancy.God speed Nancy.
Bernadine DeFrain (East Lansing, MI)

Ashley Davis

July 21, 2013

I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to the family and to Cy Stewart. She was a wonderful person and will be missed very much.

Kimberly Jones (FIsher)

July 19, 2013

You and your family are in my prayers.