Nancy Kay (Lehman) Kehl passed away in the early morning hours of June 25, 2023 at her home in Valley Mills.
Nancy was born on January 7, 1942 in Waco, Texas to Ruby Pearl (Garrett) and Elmer Schrader Lehman. She was born one month after the bombing at Pearl Harbor. Nancy graduated from Waco High School and later attended 4C Business College in Waco. She met her future husband, Jon Chapman Kehl, on a blind date. They were married on October 6, 1962 and celebrated 53 years of marriage before his passing on December 15, 2015.
Nancy worked for several years at Lone Star Gas before going to work at Lake Shore United Methodist Church where she worked for over 20 years. She was an active member of Praisewind Church on the Rock in Bellmead for many years and later also at the Church of Christ Valley Mills. Nancy loved being a part of the church and was a true “prayer warrior”. She never met a stranger and cherished her many friendships.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Jon Kehl; parents, Ruby and Elmer Lehman; brother, James E. Lehman and nephew, James E. Lehman, Jr. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Stephen Paul Kehl and wife Samantha Najvar Kehl, and their sons, William and Harrison all of Hurst, Texas; son, Mark Chapman Kehl and wife Jennifer Starks Kehl, and their children, Kobe and Tanner Alba, Ethan Kruger and Brianna Kehl all of Valley Mills, Texas; and a host of other family and friends.
In happier days when Nancy’s beloved husband was alive: