Nancy Ingle Shook

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Nancy I. Shook passed away peacefully while resting in her home on Tuesday evening, June 25, 2024, with her family nearby.

Nancy resided in Buncombe County for much of her life and is preceded in death by her husband, Bill W. Shook. She is the daughter of the late Leonard Ingle and Elva Green Ingle. Additionally, she is preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Ingle.

She is survived by her three children: Steve Shook (Donna), Stuart Shook, and Beverly Berger (Kurt). Also, she leaves behind her four grandchildren: Hunter Shook (Heaven), Connor Shook, Erik Berger, and Alyssa Berger, and her sister, Elaine Duncan (Burnice), two sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

At age 16, Nancy met her lifetime love while participating in the church youth group. She attended college and received a two-year degree before getting married. After working for a few years in the business field, Nancy had twin sons and then a daughter and stayed home with them while also bookkeeping for a few businesses. Nancy went back to school full time once all three of her children had started school. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business education from Western Carolina University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. After receiving her degrees, she taught as an instructor in the Business Administration Department at Haywood Community College for over 25 years. Her love for education was abundantly apparent in the quality of work, dedication to her students, and her professionalism with faculty and staff.

Nancy was always a very supportive mother and wife and actively participated in church by singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, leading bible study classes and a women’s circle group at her church. She was a den mother to a cub scout troop, and an avid supporter of her family’s sporting events and activities such as baseball, basketball, track, cheer, dance, and piano. She never missed the important events in the lives of her children and family.

After retirement, Nancy enjoyed going to local outings and events, traveling with her husband and family, participating in church activities, and spending quality time with her friends and relatives. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, taking her grandchildren to preschool, picking them up from school each afternoon, and loved
having her children and all four grandchildren together on weekends, during the summer, and at holiday events. She seemed to make everyone around her feel special and appreciated. Nancy loved solving complicated crosswords, crypto quotes, and
sudoku puzzles to keep her mind sharp. She loved watching game shows, reading, and listening to audio books with her family.

Nancy was always a sweet and caring mother, wife, grandmother, sister, teacher, and friend, putting her loved ones before herself. She was a devoted and supportive member of Hominy Baptist Church.

A remembrance gathering for family and friends will be held in the coming weeks to honor the life of Nancy after the family has had time to heal and recover from the loss of this wonderful lady who was a foundational part of their lives.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

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  1. The Shook family moved in up the street from my family when I was a child, good family, good neighbors and both families attended and were active in the same church. I always felt welcome when I was there in their home, all of us kids played together. She was a good woman, Christian and will be missed. Jan Alexander

  2. Elaine, I am so sorry to read of your sister’s passing! May God comfort you during this time
    Judy Ward

  3. Nancy was such a joy to have as a teacher and also to work with at Haywood Community College! She and Peggy Buchanan mentored me and supported me so much in my first job, and I will never forget them. Nancy was always smiling and having a good time. Peace, love and blessings to all the family.

  4. So sorry to hear the news about Nancy. I know she and mom must be having quite the reunion in heaven!! I always felt like she was a big part of my life growing up and still today, it feels like such a loss. I will be praying for the entire family and if needed please reach out. Love and prayers

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