Nancy Jean Lane Sallade

January 23, 1935 – February 27, 2022

Nancy Jean Lane Sallade, 87, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, in Bedford.

She was born January 23, 1935, in Evansville, Indiana, to Jesse A. and Edna C. Fields Lane. She married George J. Sallade on April 17, 1952, and he preceded her in death on February 25, 2007. Nancy was a graduate of Evansville Reitz High School. She loved American history, traveling, and gardening. In earlier years, she became skilled in the violin. Nancy’s family was the center of her world and for most of her life, she was the loving matriarch and domestic engineer.

Surviving to cherish Nancy’s memory are her daughters, Jeanne S. (Mark H.) Criswell of Indianapolis, Ann Maxwell (Jeff Riegel) of Lawrence County and Elizabeth E. (Tom) Scholtes of Westfield; sons, George Christopher (Lisa) Sallade of Bedford and John Allen (Tammy) Sallade of New Palestine; grandchildren, Hannah Harris, Caleb Denney, and Jarrod Sallade; and great-grandchildren, Brielle, Darrell, Penelope, Theo, and Alice.

Preceding Nancy in death were her parents; husband, George; brothers, John “Jack” Lane and Donald J. Lane; and sister, Elizabeth Lane.

Funeral services for Nancy will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery, Springville, IN. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Chicago, IL, or the Dementia Society of America, Doylestown, PA.

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