Nancy Virginia Cummins

February 10, 1941February 24, 2018

Nancy Virginia Cummins, 77, of Olathe, Kansas passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met.

Nancy was born on February 10, 1941 in Joplin, Missouri to Howard Stough and Anna Margaret (Kenney) Thomas. She attended and graduated from Baxter Springs High School. She earned her degree in Elementary Education through Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. Nancy married the love of her life, James Leon Cummins on October 4th of 1968. Together, they raised their three children, David, Alison and Chris. Nancy was an amazing gardener and seamstress. Her children remember her cooking the best “French Toast” and “Mashed Potatoes”. Nancy worked as an Elementary School teacher.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Margaret Thomas and her loving husband of 46 years, James Leon Cummins who passed away in July of 2015. Nancy is survived by her three children, David Cummins and his wife, (Valerie Duff DO) of Lenexa, Kansas, Alison Mairet and her husband James of Lenexa, Kansas and Chris Cummins and his wife Genevieve of Kansas City, Missouri; and one brother, James Thomas and his wife, Cathy Thomas of Houston, Texas. Left behind to cherish her memory are her six grandchildren, Taylor Mairet, Hayden Mairet, Charlotte Cummins, Amelia Cummins, Grady Cummins and James Cummins. She will be sadly missed.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday morning, March 2nd at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Visitation Friday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3rd in Baxter Springs Cemetery, Baxter Springs, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Nancy Cummins may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association 3846 West 75th Street Prairie Village, Kansas 66208. Condolences may be offered at


  • Howard Stough Thomas, Father
  • Anna Margaret (Kenney) Thomas, Mother
  • James Leon Cummins, Husband
  • David Cummins, Son
  • Valerie Duff DO, Daughter-in-law
  • Alison Mairet, Daughter
  • James Mairet, Son-in-law
  • Chris Cummins, Son
  • Genevieve Cummins, Daughter-in-law
  • James Thomas, Brother
  • Cathy Thomas, Sister-in-law
  • Taylor Mairet, Granddaughter
  • Hayden Mairet, Grandson
  • Charlotte Cummins, Granddaughter
  • Amelia Cummins, Granddaughter
  • Grady Cummins, Grandson
  • James Cummins, Grandson

  • David Cummins, Pallbearer
  • Chris Cummins, Pallbearer
  • James Mairet, Pallbearer
  • Blake Thomas, Pallbearer
  • Ted Duff, Pallbearer
  • Ivan Thiele, Pallbearer
  • Huey York, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Jim Thomas, Honourary Pallbearer

  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2018

Nancy Virginia Cummins

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