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Mary “Nancy” Spain

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Mary “Nancy” Spain

Mary “Nancy” Spain passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 3, 2020 at the age of 80.

Mary Nancy Kelly was born on Sept. 18, 1939, in Ruston, Louisiana, to Frank George and Maggie Faye Kelly.

She graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1961 with a degree in Dietary Science.

On June 11, 1961, she married the love of her life, Sam Spain. During their 57 years of marriage Sam’s 3M career took them to Brownwood, Texas, St. Paul, Minnesota and Genoa, Italy.

After retirement, they lived in Ocala, Florida, and finally in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Nancy will be remembered for her southern charm and hospitality. Above all she valued time with family, and was gracious and welcoming to all who entered her home.

She is survived by her children, Kelly (Gerard) Marks, Stan (Julie) Spain, and Sandy (Michael) Andreini; her grandchildren, Abbey Andreini, Sam and Maggie Spain; her brother, Charles Kelly; her aunt, Jane Sherrard; and her niece and nephew, Kim Bennett and Kevin Kelly.

A private service will be held for family and she will be laid to rest with her loving husband Sam at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A recording of the service is available on Mary’s Obituary page at