Nancy Kay Einhouse

  • Born: August 17, 1949
  • Died: January 7, 2012
  • Location: Astoria, Illinois

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917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy Kay Einhouse, 62, of Astoria, died at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at St. John's Hospital.

Nancy was born August 17, 1949 in Urbana, the daughter of Kenneth and Eileen Rewerts Collison. Nancy was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert B. Einhouse, Jr. of Astoria, IL; two daughters, Jolene (Michael) Stephens of Springfield and Robin (Randy S.) Walden of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Ellieana and Ridley Walden, and Lucy Stephens; three siblings, James Collison of Gibson City, IL, Donna (Mark) Zahnd of Dewey, IL and Gary Collison of Eldon, MO; one niece; two nephews; and two cousins.

Cremation will be accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Memorial Ceremony: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Astoria United Methodist Church, 305 W. Broadway St., Astoria, IL.

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Condolence & Memory Journal


I was so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Though it has been years since I have seen you, my heart reaches out to you and your family at this time of loss. May God bless you and bring you comfort. You will be in my prayers.

Posted by Vicki (Ray/Reynolds) Russell - Gifford, IL - an old friend   January 21, 2012


Pastor Bob I was sorry to hear about you losing Nancy. What a sweet and caring lady she was! Heaven's gain!! It was a such a pleasure to work with her while your family was at the Arenzville UMC. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Ann Ward (used to be Snodgrass) - Bryan, TX   January 16, 2012


Dear Bob & family,

We are deeply saddened at the passing of your Nancy. We remember her fondly as a lovely lady who always had a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Dale & Pam & family

Posted by Dale & Pam Nickel - Arenzville, IL - Concord Methodist Church   January 13, 2012


What a sweet lady. our thought and prayers go out to Pastor Bob and his family and to all who knew and loved this gracious lady..
From her Browning Methodist Church Family

Posted by Dennis Reiley - Beardstown (Browning Church), IL   January 12, 2012


Nancy was one of the sweetest ladies I knew; whenever I was at the Methodist (in Mt. Sterling) she'd always be smiling and talking to someone. It was thanks to Nancy and Pastor Bob that my old youth group from Mt. Sterling were able to travel three separate times on a mission trip to North Carolina. Those mission trips were one of the highlights of my life and served to set me on the narrow path. Thanks for everything you did while you were with us, Nancy. May God hold your family in his arms as they grieve for you, and may you find great joy in His presence.

Posted by Chelsea Still    January 12, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about Nancy. She was such wonderful women. I have many great memories of her. She always helped me with the Annual Soup Supper by making the oyster soup. We also had lots of fun teaching the children of the church about the bible during our JAM sessions. Jesus has gained a wonderful angel. Much love to you all. You are in our thought and prayers.

Posted by Jeff, Nicki, Kyle & Brandon Ussery    January 12, 2012


We are sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. We want to extend our sincere sympathy to the Einhouse and Collison families at this time of sorrow. Remember the happy times. Cherish those memories, they will warm your heart and make you smile when you think about her. May God keep you in His loving arms and give you comfort. from Jim & Elaine Mushrush and family.

Posted by Jim & Elaine Mushrush - Champaign, IL - friend to Donna Zahnd family   January 12, 2012


My family has such fond memories of Nancy. I can remember Nancy & you(Paster Bob) sitting in our church basement talking to Chelsea & Hanna. Nancy just loved talking to the kids. She is now an angel looking down at those same children, smiling. She is in the hands of our Lord.

Our thoughts & prayers,

Steve, Tammy, Nick, Chelsea & Hanna Still

Posted by Tammy Still - Mt.Sterling, IL - friend   January 11, 2012


Dear Bob and family Just a note to let you all know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure to bump in with you both in Jacksonville and to catch up on your family and see the sparkle in Nancy's eyes as she talked about her grandchildren. Such a testimony to see your hearts and spirit continued to be faithful to your calling. Nancy was so friendly and bubbly with a fire in her heart for the Lord. May you all find peace and joy knowing that she is with Him now watching over all of you

Posted by Steve and Vicke Meyer - Concor, IL - friends   January 11, 2012

So sad to hear of Nancys passing. We have been friends for many years. Such a kind hearted and caring person. Our condolences to all the family.Our prayers are with you all.
Steve, Loretta and Rick Flesner

Posted by Steven Flesner - Eldon, MO - friend and school mate   January 10, 2012

We have such great memories of Nancy, both at the Gifford Church and at the work camps to Redbird Mission. We are proud of the life she lived, and wish Bob and her family peace and good memories. Love you all.

Posted by Rev. Bob and Mary Hackl - Savoy, IL - former pastor and wife   January 10, 2012

What a lovely picture of Nancy. That smile and sparkle in her eyes is so typical of her. Always happy, willing to listen. What a close bond she had with her family. She will be missed. Love & Prayers, Barb Surratt- Arenzville United Methodist Church

Posted by Barb Surratt - Arenzville, IL - friend   January 10, 2012


Stacy and I are praying for you all. May God hold you in the palm of His hand as you go through this time.

Joe and Stacy Tomich

Posted by Joe Tomich    January 10, 2012


Sorry to here of the passing on Nancy. Our condolences to The EinHouse and the Collison Family. We will keep you in our thoughts & Prayers at this sadden time.
Terry and Mary Zahnd

Posted by Mary Zahnd - Fisher, IL   January 10, 2012

So sorry to hear about the passing of Nancy, She was always a sweet lady. My condolences to her husband, children and grandchildren and the Collison family. May she have sweet peace. I know she will be greatly missed.

Posted by Candace (Marty) Koester - Rantoul, IL - friend   January 10, 2012

Dear Pastor Bob,
We are you keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim Patton
(Ida Mae Patton's Grandson)

Posted by Jim Patton - Timewell, IL   January 10, 2012


To All the Einhouse family and Collison family, I am so sorry to hear about the the loss of Nancy my prayers and thoughts go out to the family. I know she will be missed dearly. Love Amy and family

Posted by Amy Spenard - fisher, IL - friend   January 10, 2012

Pastor Bob and family,

I'm so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Nancy in the back row and see the how she would light up when she was talking about the girls and grandbabies!!! Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I was a member of the Mt. Sterling UMC.

Tela Montgomery

Posted by Tela Montgomery - Mt. Sterling, IL - Friend   January 09, 2012

I was shocked to learn of Nancy's death in Church this morning. I'm so very sorry. Nancy was always so willing to help in any way she could. She, Jolene, and Robin were always great willing helpers each time we showed, "Women Of the Bible," at the various churches around the area. Nancy was so kind with a smile on her face always. I know what a big void she leaves in the lives of each of you, Pastor Bob, Jolene, and Robin as well as the darling grandchildren, in-laws, and other extended family.
We prayed for all of you during Church, and Sunday School today. I will continue to pray knowing God the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit will lift you, and carry you with everlasting strength. They will sustain you daily from this time forward. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. That is a good place to be. I find this scripture helpful, I pray you will also..2 Corintheans 5:6-8
My Love & Prayers to all,
Maxine Crawford

Posted by Maxine Crawford - Arenzville, IL - Friend   January 09, 2012