The Ottumwa Courier


April 25, 2013

Nancy Valentine

OTTUMWA — Nancy Jane Greenlee Valentine, 78, of Indianola, formerly of Ottumwa, died April 24, 2013, at her residence at The Good Samaritan Center, where she has lived for the last seven years. 

Jane, the daughter of Grace (Schwilck) and Earl Greenlee, was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Ottumwa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1951. Jane married Gene Parks in 1954, and to this union four children were born. Following their divorce, Jane attended IHCC receiving her A.D.N. She worked as an R.N. for Ottumwa Regional Hospital before moving to San Diego, Calif., in 1977. Jane spent her nursing career caring for newborns in the neonatal ICU of Childrens' Hospital in San Diego. In 1990, Jane married Dennis Valentine. 

Jane was a faithful Christian and will be remembered by many friends, family and the caring and attentive staff of the Good Samaritan Nursing Center and Hospice of Central Iowa (HCI). 

She is survived by her daughters, Becky and husband Mike Cline, Robyn and husband Dan Pasa; her son Dan and his wife Teresa Parks; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Barbara Meeker of Ottumwa, Laurel Copeland formerly of Fairfield now Des Moines, her brother Robin and his wife Jo Greenlee of Virginia Beach, Va.; 21 nephews and nieces. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sister, Lucille Perry; her brother Charles Greenlee; and her son, Anthony Gene Parks. 

Do a good deed, think a kind thought, donate to your chosen charity or Hospice of Central Iowa (HCI) in memory of Jane. Her celebration service will be held 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Peterson Funeral Home, 602 E. Salem Ave., Indianola.

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