In Memory

Nancy Mayer (Minsey)

Nancy Mayer (Minsey)

This obituary and funeral details can be found at the Louis Memorial Chapel web site:!/Obituary

Nancy Carol Minsey, born Nancy Carol Mayer, came into this world on August 21st, 1949 at Menorah Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, born to proud parents Hart and Alice Mayer. On the morning of Friday, January 24th 2020, Nancy succumbed to a very long and very private battle with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 70.

Nancy attended Southwest High School, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UMKC and later received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Nancy loved being a therapist and was passionate about her career and helping her patients. Before having her own private practice, she loved working at Crittenton and on the psych floor at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Nancy was truly beloved by everyone that encountered her- she lit up any room that she walked in to and commanded the attention and affection of everyone around her. Anyone that spent any time with Nancy will remember her laugh, her smile, her boundless joy and energy, and her enthusiastic love for her family and friends. Nancy took immense joy in everything that she did and had the gift of sharing her light with anyone in proximity. She will remain vibrant in our memory and so very loved in our hearts forever.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Hart Mayer and her aunt Emma Becker, Alice’s twin sister. Nancy is survived by her devoted husband of fifty one years, Gary Minsey, her beloved son and daughter in law Shane Minsey and Sarah Glavin, her brother Philip Mayer and sister Sandie Mayer and partner Christine Moser and their children Hugo and Lucia Mayer-Moser.

Services will be held at Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Avenue, KCMO Tuesday January 28th at 11 am with burial to follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Temple Israel or the American Cancer Society.

Additional event times and locations can be found at:!/ServicesEvents


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01/26/20 06:36 PM #12    

Donald Winett

I'm also shocked and saddened at the loss of such a wonderful, caring, loving person. As we all know Nancy had the best heart and most beautiful spirit. She will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences go to her family and friends. May the wonderful memories of her bring you comfort and strength. 

01/26/20 09:17 PM #13    

Bonnie Luther (Hayes)

I will always picture Nancy as that petite girl with the brown eyes and the black hair styled in a bouffant flip. She had a certain chuckle when she laughed. I'm thankful to have enjoyed a friendship with her and my thoughts and prayers are with her beloved family in their loss. Bonnie Luther-Hayes



01/26/20 09:49 PM #14    

Larry Haith

What a shock. Can't believe it. Too young. Best memory. Nancy was my 1st kiss. Spin the bottle in 7th grade. She is a special lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
My sincere condolences to the family

Larry Haith

01/26/20 10:01 PM #15    

Jean Donovitz (Bratt)

Nancy was, hands down, the funniest girl I ever knew.  When we were older (like the last 10 years), Nancy, Linda Arenson, my sister, Jan, and I would get together and go out to dinner.  We could barely eat because we were all laughing so hard the whole time.  Nancy was so much fun to be around.  She always told the best stories and had that wonderful wonderful laugh.  We thought it was so funny that we had been friends (at that time) fo FIFTY YEARS!!  I will miss that laugh and that sweet sweet girl!

01/26/20 10:23 PM #16    

James Osborne

Met her at Bingham, found out in like the 9th grade she was the daughter of Hart Mayer, used to go to their shop a lot..I was a closet stamp and coin guy and they had neat stuff all over in their place, always smiling..studious, yet can always use more Nancys

01/26/20 10:58 PM #17    

Marsha Stiefel (Pinson)

I, too, am hearing Nancy's laugh and her positive "take" on life and am sorry that life has lost her too soon.  I am grateful that our 50th gave me a chance to catch up with her in Brookside and enjoy smiles with her again, as if no time had passed since our last visit.  My sympathy goes out to her family; but I trust that she has left a treasure trove of memories and inspiration to bring comfort and, one day, even smiles again. Marsha Stiefel Pinson

01/27/20 07:43 AM #18    

John Larson


I didn't know Nancy well , but I could tell what a kind and caring person she was.


01/27/20 08:48 AM #19    

Jenifer Hearne (Megaris)

So sorry to hear this. Nancy was a very dear person even as a child. I have very fond memories of her. Praying comfort for her family. 

01/27/20 12:16 PM #20    

Nancy Ball (Clein)

I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Although we attended different elementary schools, Nancy and I became friends  long before high school because our grandmothers both lived in the same apartment building on the Plaza. We had many fun days of riding the elevator up and down, giggling and pretending we were "Eloise at the Plaza," our favorite book at the time. It's so hard to believe she is gone so soon. Your memory will always be with me, my dear little friend.

01/30/20 10:27 AM #21    

Janet Jackson (Andrews)

I always got a smile whenever I was around Nancy. She will be greatly missed not only by us, but by the world. So sorry to hear this news. 

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