Nancy Hull Scott Kittle of Huntersville, North Carolina, formerly of Beckley, West Virginia, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Mrs. Kittle was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia. She was the oldest daughter of the late Hal McGinnis and Jo Willis Scott and the granddaughter of the late Thaddeus K and Virginia McGinnis Scott, whose parents had settled in Raleigh County in 1839.
Nancy attended Central Elementary School, Beckley Junior High School and Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, WV. She graduated from Morgantown High School, Monongalia County West Virginia, in 1960 but was claimed by Woodrow Wilson’s class of ’60.
Mrs. Kittle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Communications also from WVU.
Nancy had a soft spot in her heart for young people. She began her teaching career at Riverside Junior High School in Morgantown, West Virginia and continued on to teach sixth grade in Raleigh County at Shady Spring Elementary School. She retired from Shady Spring Elementary. While at Shady Spring, she acted as Chairman of the Social Committee, vice-president of the Faculty Senate, and was elected three times to the Who’s Who in American Teachers. Mrs. Kittle was a finalist Candidate for Teacher of the year in Raleigh County in 1988.
As a member of the First Christian Church of Beckley, Nancy served as a deacon and as Membership Chairperson. She was a member of the steering Committee of Beckley Contact Teleministries which brought a telephone suicide contact line to Raleigh County. She later served as president of Contact.
Mrs. Kittle was a life member of Briarcliff Garden Club serving in several office positions including two years as president. She also served on the board of the Beckley Area Foundation.
Her passion for family largely dominated her life. She was a caring, selfless and conscientious daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Never did she put her wishes before others’. She cherished her family and friendships. Nancy was a very friendly lady who was always generous and tried to do the right thing. As William Penn stated, “I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again”. This was Nancy’s motto. She loved people, nature, travel and to laugh. She was known to Hally, Thad, Teagan and Terynn as “Bubbles” and how she loved them!
Mrs. Kittle was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Dr. Lewis “Butch” Howard Kittle, III, a Beckley dentist; son, Scott Lewis Howard Kittle of Huntersville, North Carolina;son-in-law, Terry Miller of Charleston, WV; sister, Joan Groves of Martinsburg, WV; niece, Nancy Lynn Groves; and special cousin, Charles Cameron Lewis, II.
Daughter, Katharine ”Katy” Lynne Scott Kittle Flood of Huntersville, North Carolina; Daughter, Terasa Lynn Robertson Miller of Charleston, West Virginia; Four grandchildren: Hally Louise Flood, Thaddeus Karson Lewis Flood, Teagan Leigh Miller and Terynn Lynn Miller, Sister, Hal Lynne McGinnis Scott Micali and her wonderful husband Robert Guy Ritter of Los Altos, California;
Brother-in-laws Wayne Miller Kittle of Beckley, West Virginia and Keith Gay Kittle of Mooresville, North Carolina; Sister-in-law Linda Kittle of California and the Philippines;
Nieces Debbie Jo Groves Hargraves and her husband D.J. of Monroe, North Carolina; Carolyn Elizabeth Groves of Martinsburg, West Virginia; Molly Renee Brown and husband, Nick, of Oak Hill, West Virginia; Nephews, Eric Kittle and wife, Rachel of MacArthur, West Virginia; Bryant Kittle of Washington, D.C; Sheridan Kittle and his wife Josie of Karrotha, Western Australia;
Special cousins Rachel Lewis Gibson and her husband, Joshua, and their three children of Huntington, West Virginia; Charles Cameron Lewis, III of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Plus tons of former students and scads of special friends.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home 16901 Old Statesville Rd Huntersville, NC 28078. The family will received friends from 4:00 - 5:00 pm prior to the service.
A celebration of life will continue following the service at The Neighborhood Cafe (100 Huntersville Concord Rd Huntersville NC 28078)
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Lewis Howard Kittle, III scholarship fund at the Beckley Area Foundation located at 129 Main Street, Suite 301, Beckley, WV 25801.
The Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund at the Beckley Area Foundation Bower’s Hospice House 454 Cranberry Drive Beckley, WV 25801.
The First Christian Church, PO Box 5556 Beckley, WV 25801
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