Nancy "Nanny" Philpot

August 6, 1917August 6, 2018

Nancy "Nanny" Philpot

Born August 6, 1917 in Royce City, Texas and went to meet the lord peacefully at home on her birthday August 6, 2018 at the age of 101. Preceded in death by her husband James E. Philpot, infant son James Ernest Philpot Jr., daughter Kay Frances McWithey and son Ivan N. Philpot. Survived by daughter Shanda Philley, son Rusty Parks and wife Julie, 4 grandchildren Deedra Smith, Chelee Philpot, Josh and Hailee Parks, 6 great grandchildren Kay Ellis, Garyn Gray, Victoria Philley, Clayton Schulze, McKinley and Chole Parks, 4 great great grandchildren Stella Gray, Landon Ellis, Axton Harder and Olivia Gray and many nieces, nephews, her beloved pets and additional family members.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the local SPCA in memory of Nancy "Nanny" Philpot.


  • Craig Ellis, Active Pallbearer
  • Garyn Gray, Active Pallbearer
  • Josh Parks, Active Pallbearer
  • Zane Harder, Active Pallbearer
  • Donnie Hilgeman, Active Pallbearer
  • Richard Hilgeman, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nancy "Nanny" Philpot

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Donny Hilgeman

August 8, 2018

I loved my aunt dearly, but growing up on the mission field we unfortunately saw her only sporadically. I loved the cards I got from her in the mail in Bolivia. We often stayed at her and Uncle Ernest’s home when we made quick trips to the USA.
I was enthralled at the stories she and Mom (her sister, Geneva) would spin about their childhood, their dad, and especially their mom - a grandmother I never met, but caught a glimpse of in Aunt Nancy and Mom.
A week before Mom passed, Aunt Nancy challenged Mom to a footrace. They were in their 90’s! I think the footrace wil take place in Heaven, and I wouldn’t have the nerve to place a bet on either one of them. She and Mom were avid sports fans, and of course that would come up in their conversations. Both had no problem telling off the referees and players, no matter that they were watching the games on TV.
She knew I had virtually nothing back when I was a little boy and poor missionary kid, and as we would leave her house from a visit, she would hug me and squeeze my hand as we left - and inevitably I’d find a few dollars in my hand (somethings I didn’t say a word to my parents about).
She was an amazing woman. Her sharp mind at 100 was incredible. I miss her terribly - especially the thought I won’t get to hear any more of her stories, hold her hand, and give her another hug.
She told me eveytime I visited or talked on the phone that she loved me and Mark, and that we needed to call and visit more often. I felt her love deeply.
While I was with her I felt like I had a piece of my mom right there with me. Very few people are fortunate enough to have such an amazing and strong woman for a relative.
I miss you, Aunt Nancy,, and I was so incredibly blessed to have you as my aunt, and in my life.

Denise Hulse Roseman

August 7, 2018

Remember many years at Hickory Tree with this sweet lady. God gave her a lot of blessed years. She will be so missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.