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Nancy Vargo

July 22, 1950 — October 18, 2020

Emmett Twp.

Nancy L. Vargo, age 70, of Battle Creek, passed away on October 18, 2020 at her residence.  She was born on July 22, 1950 in Pittsburgh, PA., the daughter of Lewis and Emma (Baldessari) Bowman.  Nancy moved from Pittsburgh to the Battle Creek area  at the age of eighteen, and graduated from Galesburg-Augusta High School.  She was  employed as a corrections officer for the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, TN., and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department from which she retired.  Nancy loved to travel, go to the casino,  and spend time with family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother; Lewis “Skip” Bowman.  She is survived by her life partner of 44 years; Barbara Reed of Battle Creek, children; Teresa Vargo of Pittsburgh, PA., Tammy (John) Chapman of Battle Creek, Shannyn Reed of Plymouth, MI., Rick Reed of Fulton, MI., brother; Bill (Merrilyn) Bowman of Fayetteville, NC., sister; Janet Bowman of Pittsburgh, PA., grandchildren; Ryan Vargo, David (Melynda) Chapman, Jesse (Candice) Chapman, Travis (Ashley) Chapman, special aunts; Mary Dahl, of Pittsburgh, PA., and Pat Reihl of North Port, FL.  The family will receive friends on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  Memorial contributions can be made in Nancy’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.  Memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.henryfuneralhome.org

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Monday, October 26, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Richard A. Henry Funeral Home

703 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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Visitation

Monday, October 26, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Richard A. Henry Funeral Home

703 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015

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