In loving memory of

Nancy Houska
June 20, 1938 - January 18, 2021

Nancy Joy Houska, age 82, of Quincy, died Monday, January 18, 2021, in Blessing Hospital.

Nancy was born June 20, 1938 in Barry, Illinois, the daughter of Clayton E. and Dorothy M. Rupert Hanner.

She graduated from Quincy High School. Nancy worked as a claims analyst for 27 years for Sentry Insurance in Springfield and in Chicago.

She is survived by her son, Charles E. Houska of St. Louis, MO; her sister Julie Metz (Orlando) of Palmyra, MO; a niece, Angela McGaughey of Creve Croeur, MO; a nephew, Scott McGaughey (Theresa) Carthage, IL; and other family members.

Her sister was her best friend as well as Elizabeth Albright and dog Amigo.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, John Houska.

There will be no services held for Nancy per her request.

Memorials: 4 Paws Veterinary Clinic. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Becki Winters aka: crazy coon lady wrote on Feb 4, 2021:

"Im so sorry to see this. Nancy was such a great lady. I knew her from the gas station and we became friends. :-("

linda c. klodt wrote on Jan 27, 2021:

"Julie and Liz, I am so sorry to hear about Nancy. I am sorry this is so late but I didnt know until today. My thoughts and prayers are you and your family. I will miss her also. Linda {Pieper} Klodt"

Mary Ellen Davis wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"Julie, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I know how close you two were. My thought and prayers are with you and Nancy's loved ones. Mary Ellen Davis"

Ruth Ann Armbruster wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"I am so devastated with the news. I loved Nancy, like she was a sister. Life without her seems impossible. My condolences to Liz, Julie and Charlie and the rest of the family. Ruth Ann Dailing Armbruster"

Craig Rupert wrote on Jan 19, 2021:

"Liz, Julie and Charlie, I am saddened beyond words. Nancy was a dear friend and cousin who I felt understood me like few others. A fellow dog lover, a good friend, a good person. Our family has lost a cherished member. I always appreciated that she made the trip to come see us when Mom and Dad were in assisted living. And I'll miss our visits when I come home. It broke my heart to hear the news. She'll never be forgotten, and my heart is there with you. My sympathy to you all."