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Nancy J. Settle

April 3, 1929 - April 4, 2023


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    Jan Hills says

    How to leave a tribute for your Mother?

    I was so lucky to have her, she provided stability & warmth – and instilled me with deep curiosity for the planet on which we live. Our walks in nature together, asking questions and exploring Natural Sciences was an essential part of my childhood.

    Not only was she amazing with her cooking, interior & landscape design, architecture (she designed & built a house, down to the last electrical outlet), she was practical – gardening, repairing appliances (“tinker” runs in her family), and participating in Church, University and Women’s societies.

    She was gentle but fierce.

    I’ll miss you, Mom.
    (photo – before my time, before my brother’s time: Mom in 1952, Florida)

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Nancy J. Settle, 94, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Walnut Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center.

Nancy was born April 3, 1929, in Bedford Indiana to the late Raymond and Helen (Herner) Lowry.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School and continued her education at DePauw University, graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Interior Design. She worked for Henry Fligeltaub Company, Leadership Evansville, and retired from The Heart Group in 1998.

Nancy was strong in her faith, attending Christian Fellowship Church. She was also involved with the church choir.

Nancy enjoyed traveling, hiking, gardening, cooking, and entertaining. She was well known for her homemade bread, buttermilk pancakes, and creamed eggs. Over the years, she enjoyed her dog, Puffin, and her cats, Molly, Toby, and Precious.

Surviving Nancy are her children and their spouses: son, Mark (Debra) Settle of Evansville; daughter, Jan (Douglas) Hills of Brisbane, Australia. Also, surviving Nancy are her granddaughter, Fallon Settle, and great-grandson, Drayton of Evansville.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by five brothers: Dr. Charles Lowry, Dr. Claude Lowry, Robert Lowry, Gordon Lowry, and Alan Lowry. She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Dr. Kenneth B. Settle.

The family wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to the many wonderful caregivers who took care of Nancy over the past several years, Thank you Walnut Creek Alzheimer’s staff and Heart to Heart Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at See Obituaries and Condolences.

Upon Nancy’s request, there will be no service.