Kathy Lynn (Frank) Lumley, “Nanny,” passed away Friday November 3 rd , 2023, at age 72 after a courageous battle of cancer.
She was born in Lafayette on August 12 th , 1951, the daughter of James L. Frank and Mary Ann Frank.
Kathy was “Nanny” to everyone she met. She was a childcare provider for over 35 years in Brookston and Lafayette. She retired on December 6 th , 2022, after her diagnosis. Nanny not only took care of her daycare children, but the many families she touched that considered her to be their family as well. Nanny helped everyone that came across her path. She was known to keep her daycare children overnight when needed, hosting Friday night pizza parties, enjoying summer pool parties, and was a “Nanny” to all those families that may not have had families close. She especially enjoyed celebrating Halloween and Christmas with her day care kids. She fostered children in need for many years. She continued to stay connected with many of these children into adult hood.
Nanny lived for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Not only did she have kids at her house every day of the week she always had a house full of her grands, and their friends, every weekend. She rarely missed a sporting event or school event for her grandchildren growing up. She supported them in all the ways she could and loved them dearly. She loved that her great grands still wanted to cuddle with her when they slept over. Her heart was full of the love she felt from her grandchildren.
She loved playing Bingo, gossiping with her best friends, and her weekly lottery tickets.
She is survived by her 3 children, Jennifer (Scott) Smith, Lori (Rick) Baker, Angel (Brent) Nelson; 6 grandchildren, Jamie (Dexter) Cook, Kaylee Belange, Cody (Taylor Weaver) Smith, Brooklynn Smith, Addy Nelson, and Alivia Nelson; 15 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Brynlee, Khloe, Nolan, Kinley, Ben, Tarren, Tessa, Trevor, Amelia, Grayden, Zaiden, Kinley, Saphira, and Tatum; Brother, James (Debbie) Frank; and nieces and nephews.
Kathy was Preceded in death by her father James L. Frank, and mother Mary Ann Frank.
TO OUR TRULY AMAZING
“IT TAKES A BIG HEART TO SHAPE LITTLE MINDS”
Every so often in life, we come across a special person who changes our
lives. Thank you, “Nanny,” for being that person. Your caring heart,
compassion, love, and patience have been such a blessing to us.
We are so thankful for you!
Per her wishes, no services will be held. She will be laid to rest at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. A Celebration of life will follow at a later date.
If you knew Nanny, she loved Christmas and her little children, so please extend your gratitude this Holiday season with Donations to https://donate.salvationarmyindiana.org/give/197075/_ga=2.236685317.502739310.1699238997-1294476726.1699238996#!/donation/checkout