Nancy Thayer Jarrett, 83, peacefully passed away December 28th, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was born on February 26th, 1940, to the late Ernest Taylor Thayer and Katherine (Coffey) Thayer in Charleston, West Virginia. Nancy is survived by her husband of 62 years, James S. Jarrett, of Shinnston, West Virginia along with two daughters, Nancy Todd (Gary) Romano, of Bridgeport, West Virginia and Janet Lee (Rafe) Snell of Shinnston, West Virginia.
Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. She was an active member of the Shinnston Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School, attended Fairmont State College, and graduated from Center College of Charleston. She was a member of the Queen Esther Lodge of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Nancy filled her days at Jadewood Farms on Saltwell Road attending to her beloved Schnauzers, along with other pets and farm animals. As an avid reader and amateur bird watcher she loved her daily visits from the crows and cardinals. After moving from the farm to Riverdale Estates, in East Shinnston, she continued reading and claimed to still have her regular visits from the crows and cardinals even though she had limited space to feed them. Nancy loved to shop, especially when she could find a good bargain. Many of these bargains found their way to various individuals like sons-in-law or workers as a token “thank you” or special occasion gift. She had a passion for celebrity fashion trends and enjoyed seeing some of her favorite designers on QVC and other shopping venues. Once Apple released “Facetime” as a feature on their devices it quickly became her preferred method of communication. During her lifetime Nancy had many opportunities to travel to beautiful areas and countries, but especially treasured the smell of the salt breeze in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
There will be a private family memorial service and in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Lord’s Pantry (First Baptist Church of Shinnston, 70 Rebecca Street, Shinnston, WV 26431)