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Nancy Jean (Niederwimmer) Skahan

November 28, 1966 — June 9, 2023

Shawnee, Kansas

Nancy (Niederwimmer) Skahan, 56, of Shawnee, KS passed away surrounded by her loving family and dearest friends on Friday, June 9, 2023 following a valiant battle with cancer.

Nancy was born on November 28, 1966 to Carl and Lavonna (Vonnie Rindt) Niederwimmer in Kansas City, Missouri.  Nancy graduated from Oak Park High School in 1985, William Jewell College 1989, M.A. Reading Education 1994 and an Educational Specialist in Reading 2003 both from University of Missouri  of Kansas City. She was a teacher in Raytown C-2 Schools for 27 years before retiring, then taught for two years at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.  Nancy spent most of her career as a reading specialist helping countless students and staff in that role. She was recognized as the 2003-04 Raytown Teacher of the Year.

As a child and an adult, Nancy was an avid athlete, participating in a variety of sports, including volleyball, basketball, marathons and triathlons. She also had an appreciation for traveling throughout both the United States and Europe. The only thing that surpassed her passion for teaching was her love for her husband, Scott Skahan, whom she married in 1999, and their four children. She was their biggest cheerleader in all of their curricular and extracurricular endeavors through the years, and she quietly demonstrated her strong sense of determination and faith to both her children and all those were blessed to know her.

Nancy is survived by her husband Scott; their children Rowen, Aidan, Connor, and Carys; her sister Lori Dowding (Jerry); and her mother Vonnie Niederwimmer. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Niederwimmer.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 16th from 6-8 p.m. on and Mass of Christian burial will be held on  Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m., both at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 5501 Monticelllo Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66226.  Immediately following Mass the burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, 8300 Quivira Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215.

Memorial donations may be made to Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation, 2008 155th Street, Basehor, Kansas, 66007 or Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

On behalf of our family, we would like to express our gratitude to AdventHealth, MD Anderson, KU Medical and everyone that has supported us. Especially lifetime college sisters and those from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and School, and St. James Academy communities.

For those of you that can not attend Nancy's service in person, please click on the livestream link below.

Donations:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
5501 Monticello, Shawnee KS 66226
Web: https://www.shoj.org/giving

Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation
2008 155th Street, Basehor KS 66007

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Visitation

Friday, June 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

5501 Monticello
Shawnee, KS 66226

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Rosary

Friday, June 16, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

5501 Monticello
Shawnee, KS 66226

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

5501 Monticello
Shawnee, KS 66226

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

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Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

8300 Quivira Road
Lenexa, KS 66215

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