May 18, 1933 – August 13, 2021
Tampa – Nancy Royale Crippen, 88, died peacefully on August 13, 2021 in Land O Lakes, Florida, surrounded by her children. Nancy was born May 18, 1933 in River Grove, Illinois to Gladys and Royal Daniels. She moved to Apopka, Florida in 1939. Nancy graduated from the University of Florida where she was an alumnus of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega and achieved a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and later pursued a master’s degree in Education from University of Tampa.
She had a fulfilling career as a teacher at Citrus Park Elementary and retired after 30 years of service. Her love for travel and adventure led her to Australia within months of retiring. She continued that adventurous spirit traveling to many other places in the U.S. and abroad.
She became a skilled quilter and loved the fellowship with every quilt group. She founded her own group of quilters, Keystone Quilters which continues to thrive today. Her memberships included Feather Princess, TNT, Black Sheep, Hooters, and West Pasco. She also, participated in quilting tours/retreats and shows where she was awarded several ribbons for her creative quilts.
She is survived by sons Jeff (April) Crippen of Ocala and Mike (Beth) Crippen of Oldsmar, Fl; daughters, Sandie (Dan) Llamas and Susie Crippen of Land O Lakes; Grandchildren Dawn Crippen, Brittany Crippen, Courtney (Josh) Lewis, Brooke (Blake) Ice, Taylor (Lauren) Gibson, Mathew Llamas, Brenna Crippen, and Daniel Crippen; Great grandchildren, Ava, Aubree, Sophia, Willow, and Wyatt.
A celebration of Nancy's life will take place at 1pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Blount and Curry Carrollwood located at 3207 W Bearss Ave. Tampa, FL. 33618
Those wishing to make a donation in Nancy's honor may do so to the American Heart Association.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
September 27, 2021
Nancy lit up a room no matter the occasion. What I remember most fondly is being on a QWS retreat and Sandy took several of us to a local quilt shop. I had a large number of blocks received for BOM and could not find any sashing that would pull everything together. Although Nancy was happily shopping, she took the time to help me. Her selection was perfect. As a consequence, I have the completed quilt with joyous, bright green sashing to greet me every time I enter my sewing room.
September 13, 2021
I always enjoyed Nancy at our local "Heart in Hand Applique Group" when we had our Retreats each year...She loved seeing everyone and enjoyed the camaraderie of like-minded friends ....she was a skilled quilter and she will be missed! She's probably organizing a new quilt group in Heaven!