Nancy Rose Nicoson

September 21, 1943February 4, 2019

Nancy Rose Nicoson, 75 passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 in Providence Health Care, St. Mary-Of-The-Woods surrounded by her family. She was born September 21, 1943 in Terre Haute to Gilbert A. Bunch and Betty L. (Lowe) Bunch.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Gilbert Bunch, Jr.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 53 years Barry L. Nicoson; her sons Mike Allen [Diana], Shane Allen [Sherri] and Barry Nicoson [Lori]; her daughter Denise Montgomery [Chuck]; grandchildren Joshua Allen [Bailee], Micahlyn White [James], Jordan Allen, Devan Allen [Alli], Alyssa Petrowski [Josh], Alexis Sutliff [Michael], Kierstyn Gregg [Jacob], Keaton Allen, Ashley Lowe [Michael], Travis Nicoson [Allie], Jennifer Morley [Jimmy] and Regan McCarty; great-grandchildren Lucy Hayne, Ella Lowe, Leah McMasters, Mason Petrowski, Bailey Morley, Leo Morley, Charlee Milam and a great-grandchild due in August; sisters Martha Cook [Don] and Debbie Braun [Bob]; and several close nieces & nephews including Keith [Janet], Mary Ann [Mike], Jim, Robin [Connie], Missy, Chrissy, John, Matt[Brooke], Kim, Kenny Dean [Cherryl], Troy [Cheryl], Starla [Randy] and Derek; sister-in-laws Nadine, Barbara and Carolyn.

She enjoyed working with the Vigo County School Corporation as a Teachers Aid for 13 years at Deming Elementary School. She was an excellent baker and cake decorator! Above all she loved her family dearly and especially taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nancy’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to all of the caregivers at Union Hospital and Providence Health Care at St. Mary-Of-The Woods for all their love and support.

Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM in St. Patrick Church, 1807 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 2:00 PM in the church with Fr. Daniel Bedel officiating. Nancy will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park.

The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either the Union Hospital Foundation, 1606 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804 or Providence Health Care, 1 Providence PL, St. Mary-of-The-Woods, IN 47876


  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 8, 2019

Nancy Rose Nicoson

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Bill Heyman

February 6, 2019

I was a new teacher at the old Deming Elementary in the early '70's. I remember most of the students and teachers. Nancy was assigned to my classroom as our teachers's aide. Those were interesting times with lots of social issues. The kids in our classroom were both wonderful and many were troubled as well. Several of the students were determined to make life miserable for the other students and for the teachers.
I believe Shane was in that first classroom (at least I'm pretty sure he was) Shane and several of the other students set the example for others about how to act with respect and with a love for learning.
Barry, you came to the school and showed me the support I wish more parents could have. It was obvious that you and Nancy spent time with your kids and were model parents. Like I said there were plenty of other troubled souls who didn't want to be there, and who didn't have the parental guidance that could have helped save them. Nancy spent time with those troubled kids and helped them learn how to have respect for others and for themselves. Her bright smile brought hope to all of the teachers who were struggling to restore this school to the quality learning center it was becoming when I left four years later. Nancy and your family are remembered as good friends who helped me, and reminded me that in the midst of chaos there can still be sanity.
Your loss is heartfelt. Bill Heyman