Nancy Lee Shimp Fredeking

October 29, 1938September 10, 2020

Nancy Shimp Fredeking, 81, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on September 10, 2020. Nancy was born in Ohio on October 29, 1938 to Bert and Charlotte “Gwen” Shimp. She was raised in Huntington, WV and a proud graduate of Huntington High School where she made many beloved friends. After graduating high school, she married her husband of 50 years, William “Bill” Fredeking and attended Marshall University. At Marshall, she was a member of the Pi Kappa Sigma (Sigma Kappa) sorority. Nancy loved being a mom and was extremely involved in her childrens activities. She was a Campfire Girls and 4-H counselor, a band booster, and all-around sports mom, before it was a thing. She was also a surrogate mom to many of her childrens’ friends and had an open door or “here’s a key to the house” policy. She loved having the house full of people and people loved being at the house with her loud funny antics or even her disapproving raised eyebrow.

Nancy was an avid supporter of Marshall University and enjoyed going to the Herd football and basketball games. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her dear friends Pat Thacker and Sandy Lemke. She also enjoyed taking cruises and reading.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, William, “Bill” Fredeking; parents, Bert Shimp and Charlotte Gwendolyn “Gwen” Weber Shimp; and her beloved grandmother, Maude Caldwell Treat.

She is survived by her four children, William “Bill” Fredeking, Heather Fredeking, Bert Fredeking, and Meredith (John) Osgathorpe.; her grandchildren Jacob Fredeking, Jared Fredeking, Marley Fredeking, William Fredeking, William Osgathorpe and Alexander Osgathorpe; and great grandchildren Braden, Roman, and Leo.

A celebration of life will be scheduled in Huntington, WV once it is safe to have large parties to gather.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME BEACHES CHAPEL, 1701 Beach Blvd Jacksonville Beach FL, 32250


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Tressa Dishman

September 19, 2020

Merideth and family, I never had the honor of actually meeting your Mom, but, having known you and worked with you, I can see what a wonderful Mom, Grammy, friend she was. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Keep good thoughts in your mind, she will always be in your heart. Hugs and blessings, Tressa Dishman


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