Nancy Tulak

Nancy Ann Tulak (Wells)

Monday, January 2nd, 1933 - Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Nancy Tulak (nee Wells) passed away in her sleep on December 25, 2018 in Springfield MO. She was born January 2, 1933 to Harrison and Willie Wells. She is survived by her five children, Cherylin Smith, Arthur Tulak, Stephen Tulak, William Tulak and Nanette Taylor, her nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband Lawrence H. Tulak.
Nancy attended Greenwood Elementary School, and was a Kiltie while attending Springfield High School. She was an educator with a Master's Degree in Education, specializing in the fields of Special Education an Bilingual and Multilingual Education. Nancy was proficient in Spanish, sign language, and Braille. Nancy taught for two decades in the Los Angeles Unified School, and Seymour MO Districts before returning to her native Springfield in retirement.
Nancy was an avid genealogist, conservationist, and promoter of literacy as a member of the Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library. She was also a longtime supporter of Greenwood Elementary School. Nancy was a member of the Unity Church since 1970. Services will be provided at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3506 North National, Springfield, MO 65803 on December 31, 2018, at 1 p.m. Floral Arrangements can be sent directly to Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Donations can be made to Springfield Central High School Kilties, Friends of the Library (Springfield Missouri), Sierra Club
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Service Details

  • Service

    Greenlawn Funeral Home- North Springfield
    3506 N National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
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    Arthur Tulak
    Rev. Sue Bagett-Spears
  • Interment

    Monday, December 31st, 2018 |
    Monday, December 31st, 2018
    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    3506 N. National Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65803
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Posted at 01:51am
We are saddened by your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is ready to comfort us in our moment of need - Psalm 56:8 F&D

Judith Taylor

Posted at 10:44pm
She was a wonderful Woman. It was a pleasure to have know her. Jerry and Judith Taylor Judith Taylor, MO

Jill Russek

Posted at 12:15pm
Never enough time, God has his own plan. Prayers for the family at this time of loss. I didn't know Nancy that well only met her with other extended family member's, she was very delightful and dedicated women. My heart goes out to you all and your love and memories never die which makes Nancy live on in your hearts forever. Prayers

Charles Fox

Posted at 09:43am
Helga and I want to express our sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother. We know what a hard time you all are going thru. The loss of any family member is a piece of your life removed, but not forgotten. May God be with you during this heart breaking time and always there after. Once again our sincerest condolences. The Fox Family, Helga and Charlie

Jew and Edwards Families

Posted at 04:19pm
Our sympathy and prayers for you, dear Family, in the loss of Nancy. May this tree be a sweet reminder of her life well lived. Much Love, Jim and Reta, Kelvin and Cathy and Family
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Nancy wrote on the back of this photo plus I put my notations: Mrs. Epkes (my grandma Pearl), Mr. Kemp (family friend), Cherylin, Cathy, Nancy at Griffith Park Zoo (in L.A. and my mom Reta was probably taking the picture)
2005 Jew Family Road Trip from California We Visited Nancy Tulak and family in Springfield, Missouri
Eagle Court of Honor, 1980