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“Nannette and Harry-I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I would run into her once in awhile at either Target or...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Eggers - Clinton, IA

“shared many hrs. volunteering with Nan. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Irma Geerts - Friend

“I knew Nan through Mercy Hospital Auxiliary where she was very active with fund raisers and worked almost all of the services offered. She was an...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Florence Dingmon - Clinton, IA

“RIP, Nan. You and Jim were always special fill in Grandparents, to our kids when we were all in Richmond. Enjoy your new time with Jim. Love always. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Pat and Rick Abbott - VA - Friend

“I was so very sorry to hear this news. Nan was a beloved volunteer at Mercy and instrumental in the Mercy Auxiliary. I will also remember her fun...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dawn Gielau - Clinton, IA

“Our love and strength go out to your family. She was one of the kindest and classiest women I'v know. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Misty, Joe, & Haillee Hickey - MO

“I was one of many blessed to have known Nan! RIP Nan! ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Robbie Bentley - Clinton, IA

“RIP Nan. I will miss you and your smile you brought to our floor at the hospital. RIP ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Angela Henry - Coworker

“My sincere condolences to Nan's family and friends. She touched a lot of people during her life and I know she will be terribly missed and fondly...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Woody - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of Nan's passing. She was such a lovely warm ray of sunshine. I will miss her smiles so so much. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Suzanne Duggan

“I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She will surly be missed. Hugs and love to the Family.-Alex and Allea ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Alex and Allea Hayes

“Harry, Sandi and family, You have my heartfelt Sympathy in loosing Nan. She was a wonderful lady and great card player-she will surly be missed. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Marlowe - Friend

“In my prayers last night, I thanked God for the gift of Nan. I volunteered at Mercy with her. She had such a passion for volunteering and for life....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Super - Friend


Nannie "Nan" J. Bovis, 80, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Friday, October 14, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, at Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel (2610 manufacturing drive). A visitation will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, at Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel. Burial will follow the funeral service at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

Nan was born October 26, 1935 in Sparta, Wisconsin, the daughter of James and Rebecca (Shaw) Deal. She was a 1953 graduate of Boone, Iowa High School. She was united in marriage to James C. Bovis on December 18, 1960 in Vermillion, South Dakota - James passed away on September 20, 1998.

Nan was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was very active in the Hope Circle. She was also a member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and the Women's Club.

Nan was a house-keeper and also worked for many years at the Clinton Garment Factory. Nan enjoyed traveling, following the Winston Cup NASCAR Races, golfing and reading.

Nan is survived by one daughter - Nannette (Jon) Hinrichsen of Clinton, IA; one son - Harry (Sandy) Bovis of Clinton, IA; six grandchildren - Nina (David) Barker, Angela (Brian) Stewart, Sara Bovis, Marty (Bri) Bovis, Becky Sue Birely, Meghan (Eric) Faires; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters - Della Wirtz of Boone, IA and Barbara Harriman of Aloha, OR, with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Nan in death were her parents, her husband James, one grandson - Chad Hayes, one sister and one brother.

Memorials made will be directed to the wishes of the family.

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