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Nancy Grantham


April 16, 1929 - April 11, 2024

Bradenton, Florida - Nancy H. Grantham, 94, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2024, in Bradenton, Florida. She was born on April 16, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, the third of five children to Charles and Essie (Sullivan) Haas. She attended Christ the King Catholic School through grade 8, at which time the family moved to rural Perry, Ohio, where her father, a mechanic, established a service station on busy U.S. Route 20. Nancy attended Perry High School, graduating in 1947 and going on to work at the Glenn L. Martin Company in Fairport Harbor until 1951, when she moved to Fremont, Ohio to work at the Howard DeVilbiss Company in Toledo. She returned to Perry in 1953 and was working at the Diamond Alkali Company in Fairport Harbor when she became engaged to Lloyd Grantham of Chardon, Ohio.

Lloyd and Nancy were married on September 5, 1953, at St. Mary's Church in Painesville, Ohio, and moved to Chardon in 1954. There, Nancy realized her life's ambition to be a wife and homemaker, raising seven children at the family's home in Hambden Township. Nancy lived by a simple creed–faith, family, and country–and was an active member of the Chardon community. She participated in choir and social organizations at St. Mary's Catholic Church and cheered her children on as an avid Chardon Hilltopper sports fan. In 1986, following the couple's move to Bradenton, Florida, Nancy joined her husband in service to that community, performing volunteer work at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and at Blake Hospital for 20 years. Throughout her life, Nancy loved music and dancing, and enjoyed extensive travels with her husband.

Nancy was predeceased by Lloyd, her husband of 68 years; by a daughter, Maureen Grantham and by four siblings, Geraldine Sloban Finotti, Thomas Haas, Patricia (Joseph) Cannon, and an infant brother, Frederick. She is survived by children, Dawn (Paul) Schweikert of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; David (Carol) Grantham and Daniel (Maryann) of Bradenton, FL; Luanne (Michael) Albright of Phoenix, AZ; Thomas (Tanya) Grantham of Gilbert, AZ; and Dennis (Anne) Grantham of Akron, Ohio; as well as 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes 43 Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. West, Bradenton, Florida. Funeral Mass will follow on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 9:30 AM at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. West, Bradenton. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Freedom Village Scholarship Fund (6406 21st Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34209) or Tidewell Hospice (5957 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238).

A memorial gathering in Chardon, Ohio, is now being planned and will be announced at a future date. Nancy will be interred at Chardon Cemetery. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to: www.brownandsonsfuneral.com