Denise Ann Nance



DENISE ANN NANCE, 60, of Smithville, MO (formerly of Davison), passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Denise was born in Flint, on April 8, 1960, to Bobie Joe and Doreen Ann (Hulliberger) Smith. She graduated from Davison High School in Davison in 1978.

On May 11, 1989, Denise was united in marriage to Gary Mark Nance. They lived in Davison until 2014, and most recently resided in Smithville, MO.

Denise enjoyed the outdoors, maintaining her yard with beautiful flowers and trees and tending to her garden. Denise also enjoyed going up to northern Michigan and spending time with her family. Denise was a loving wife, mom and grandma who will be dearly missed by all.

Denise was preceded in death by her mother, Doreen Smith.

Denise is survived by her husband, Gary Nance; children, Danielle Hankinson, Joshua (Allison) Albert and Travis (Molly Ockert) Nance; grandchildren, Alexandria Hankinson, Henry and Isabel Albert; father, Bobie Smith; sisters, Rebecca (Robert Hood) Smith and Carrie (Devin) Schroeder; niece, Nichole (Michael) Salzano; nephew, Zachary (Jessica Finan) Segur; godchild, Anderson (Anna Heinrichs) Segur; great-nephew, Hunter Schroeder; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Saint Luke’s Foundation Fund, Attn: Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute or Saint Luke’s Hospice, 901 E. 104th St, Kansas City, MO 64131.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Michigan.

Arrangements by Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville, MO.