Nancy J. Klemme, 87, of Indianapolis, Indiana, peacefully passed away at home on February 8, 2024. She was born on March 13, 1936, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to parents, James Paul Eagleson and Lydia Louise (Wiles) Eagleson.
Nancy attended and earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College, and then went on to complete her master's degree at Butler University. While in college, she was welcomed into the sorority, Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as “Tri Delta".
Nancy's passion for teaching led her to devote many years of her life to educating young minds at Indianapolis Public Schools. She brought joy and enthusiasm to the classroom and was adored by both her students and colleagues. Her commitment to shaping young lives will always be cherished and remembered by those who had the privilege of being taught by her.
Outside of her professional life, Nancy was renowned for her love and devotion to her family. She cherished every moment spent with her husband Melvin, her 3 boys or her grandchildren and treasured the memories they created together. Nancy's warmth, kindness, and unwavering support touched the hearts of everyone she encountered.
Nancy's impact extended beyond the classroom and family gatherings; she was also an active member of the teacher’s association, advocating for the rights and welfare of fellow educators.
Nancy is survived by her children, Clark Klemme and Scott Klemme; grandchildren, Justin and Issabella Klemme; sister-in-law, Ann Eagleson; daughter-in-law, Sandra Platz-Klemme; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Melvin Elmer Klemme; parents; son, Jeffrey “Todd” Klemme; and brother, William Eagleson.
A Memorial Gathering for Nancy will be from 10a-12pm on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Flanner Buchanan – Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Conner Suite) – 9700 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46250. This will be an opportunity for friends, family, colleagues, and former students to come together and honor Nancy's life. Her memory will live on through the stories and memories shared during this gathering.
Witnessing of her inurnment at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens will take place immediately following the gathering.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to charities of donor's choice.