Centralia High School Class of 68, Centralia, Illinois, Class of 1968 Reunion Information, Classmates, 1968 the Year


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CHS Class of 68     Classmate

Nancy Schmidt
Classmate:  Nancy Schmidt
Now:  Nancy Fletcher
Spouse:  Russ Fletcher

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Nancy Ann (Schmidt) Fletcher, “Gigi” as she was known, loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister of Austin, TX, peacefully passed away on August 8, 2012 surrounded by her loving family after a three-year courageous battle with melanoma.

Nancy was born on June 1, 1950 in Centralia, IL to Robert E. and Bernice (Isaak) Schmidt. She was a 1968 graduate of Centralia High School and graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1972. Nancy married Russell Fletcher on August 12, 1972 in Centralia, IL, and they had two wonderful daughters, Jennifer and Sarah. Nancy spent most of her career teaching elementary and middle school students in Centralia (St. Mary’s and North Wamac School), Indiana and Ohio. She was a wonderful teacher and loved children. She especially loved spending time with her two wonderful grandsons, Rome and Benjamin Foronato. Nancy also enjoyed spending time with her friends and enjoyed her Bunco group, Literary club and her empty nesters dinner group.

She is survived by her husband, Russ of Austin, TX, her two daughters Jennifer Foronato and her husband Anthony, and their two children Romano and Benjamin of Austin and Sarah Fletcher of Breese, IL. Her parents also survive along with three sisters, Susan Minor and her husband Mike, Mary Jo May, and Lisa Watson and her husband Marty, all of Centralia, IL. A brother-in-law, Steve Fletcher and wife Jane of Nashville, IL, a sister-in-law, Marilyn Miller and husband George of Mt. Vernon, IL, and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones also survive.

A celebration of Nancy’s life was held at their home in Austin, TX.

In lieu of flowers, donations were made to Whitestone Elementary School Library for reading materials for the elementary school children.

A funeral mass and celebration was held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia, IL, celebrating Nancy’s life.

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