Nancy Lee (Elliott) Garringer, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on January 21, 2015 in Harlingen, TX. Born in Portland, IN to Raymond and Anna Mae (Rowland) Elliott, she graduated from Portland High School in 1953. She was the first girl scout in Jay County to earn the Curved Bar. She went on to graduate from Ball State Teachers College. She began teaching with Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1959 and retired in 1995. She taught at LC Ward, Harrison Hill, Adams, and Southern Heights. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid quilter.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Donald W. Garringer; her daughter Donna (Robert) Gaul of Fort Wayne; her brother Jeff (Brenda) Elliott of Vincennes, IN; nephew Chad (Danielle) Elliott of Sullivan, IN; niece Jennifer (Carl) Woods of Florence, NC; 5 great-nieces and nephews; and best friend of 55 years, Cornelia Shideler of Fort Wayne.
She is preceded in death by both of her parents. A memorial service will be held on a later date at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home in Portland, IN. Memorials can be made out to Fort Wayne Community Schools for their clothing bank.