Nancy Arlene Clever, 67, of New Boston, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born August 23, 1952 in Findlay, a daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred (Smith) Clever. Nancy was a member of New Boston First Church of The Nazarene where she was the secretary, treasurer, and was very involved in the music there. She was a lifelong teacher with the New Boston School System. Nancy graduated from Miami of Oxford with a Master’s Degree, loved camping and playing music in the High School Musicals. She was a former member of the Portsmouth Bell Ringers, founding member of the Portsmouth Wind Symphony, Note Worthy Brass Quintet, taught piano lessons, and enjoyed reading.
She is survived by her longtime friend and companion, Larry Liles; special friends, Kimberly Ison and husband Matthew; Stella Jean and Nathaniel, to whom she was a Nanna; nephews, Doug Keyser and family, Rick Clever and family; a niece, Sherry Clever Ruppel; and hundreds of former students as well as her church family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Clever; a sister, Patricia Keyser; and nephew, David Keyser.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 7, 2020 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Pastor Mike Lanning officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 6 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com.
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