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Nancy Kay Beavin

October 20, 2018 ~ September 1, 2018

Nancy Kay Beavin (Brannon), born on October 20th, 1945, passed away during the evening of Saturday, September 1st, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Channing Miller, her sister LaNelle Johnson, her brother Jim Brannon, her niece Jennifer Vissing, and her parents Florence E. Brannon and Stanley E. Brannon, all of whom she expressed missing terribly on a regular basis. She is survived by her husband, Bernie Beavin, her daughter Laura Beavin, and her grandchildren Elise Miller and Christopher Miller, Jr., as well as by her sisters Margie Brannon and Debbie Brannon, her son Dr. Barry Miller and his wife Jamie Miller, her daughter Kim Grantz and her husband Michael Grantz, her two daughters-in-law Leatha Gray and Becky Hunter, her grandchildren Mac, Henry, Roxie, and Ruby Miller, Nick, Mallory, and Jillian Grantz, and Jack and Tilmon Hunter, and her great grandchildren Emma Jinnette, and Alice and Annabella Hunter. Beyond those listed, there are MANY family and friends who will miss her dearly. Apologies for being unable to list everyone, but if you were blessed with Nancy's smile, you know you were dearly loved by her, and we also recognize that you will miss her dearly.

Nancy has always been an incredibly strong-willed, vibrant woman, who loved unconditionally. She openly expressed that she would support her children in any of their endeavors (whether she agreed with them, or not) and she always deeply treasured time spent with family, as well as friends. While she was quick to share her opinion, it did not preclude her care for others - most who met her developed a quick and easy love of her smile, humor, and headstrong nature. Much of life, she was referred to as Pollyanna for her persistent optimism.

Nancy was also always a passionate and dedicated entrepreneur. As a young teen, she embraced the adventure of learning to fly. Most who know her well know that she adored flying and reflected on it fondly through the duration of her life. As a young mother, she dedicated herself to building a life as a businesswoman to help support her children, despite the male-dominated state of the industry. Her life achievements were nothing short of incredible, despite the many corresponding socially-instituted hurdles that stood in her way. Throughout life, she was also a voracious lover of music and reading, as most who know her can attest to. There were few days when she didn't have music playing, or a book in her hands.  

There are many more words that could be expressed in her memory, but in brief, Nancy will be profoundly missed by her family and her friends. We invite all who were blessed to know Nancy to join us for a celebration of her life on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 at 1 pm, at 320 Redbud Dr., New Albany, IN 47150. In joining, the family requests that you please share the positive experiences you had with her, as we hope for this to be a opportunity to smile and laugh in her remembrance during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to a charity of your choice. Alternatively, a GoFundMe page has also been set up to help support the family in this time. If you choose to donate, please click here: Dedication to Nancy Beavin 

We also encourage you to please share your positive memories in the comments section below, as well as to view some of the pictures that have always made us smile! 

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