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Nancy Kay Hummel Odaware

January 22, 1952 — September 6, 2023

West Monroe

Nancy Kay Hummel Odaware

Funeral services celebrating the life of Nancy Kay Hummel Odaware will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 8, 2023, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, officiated by Dr. Sovichan Scaria. The visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. and conclude at the time of service. Interment will follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe. Services are under the direction and care of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

Nancy Kay Hummel, age 71, was born on January 22, 1952, in Monroe, Louisiana to John Alexander Hummel, Jr., and Marie Louise (Dours) Hummel. On September 6, 2023, she entered into the gates of Heaven to join her parents, her brothers, John (Jack) Hummel, III and Donald Hummel, her sister, Beverly Hooper, daughter, Penny Arender, grandson, Owen Simmons, and nephews, John (Johnny) Hummel, IV and Eric Hummel.

Nancy was an amazing woman who was known for her caring, kind, and sweet spirit. She was a Registered Nurse whom was well loved by her patients and admired by her co-workers, working at St. Francis for 36 years. She loved cooking, baking, decorating, and celebrating all things (big and small) with family and friends. She loved holidays and gifting presents to her large family and many friends. She loved garage selling, decorating for holidays, unsweet tea, eclairs, white queso, Mexican food, and Johnny’s Sweep the Kitchen Pizza.

Nancy leaves behind her husband, Billy Odaware; her sons, Brian (Gwen) Arender and Brad Arender; her daughter, Traci Simmons; her stepsons, Dustin (Angela) Odaware and Derek Odaware; her grandchildren, Jorja and Jonas Arender, Logan, Laela, Ethan, and Grace Simmons, Blake (Emily) Byrd and Cameron Byrd, Chelsea Hatok, and Murphy Blackwell, III; four great grandchildren; four surviving brothers, Wayne (Lottie) Hummel, Gary (Joyce) Hummel, Kurt (Kim) Hummel, and Dr. Glenn (Lisa) Hummel; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Dorothy Higgins Rayford.

The family would like to thank Keith Champion and Kenyatta Robinson for all of the care and compassion they showed to our mother over the past several months. We could not have traveled this journey without your support.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 8, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 8, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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Interment

Friday, September 8, 2023

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