Obituary of Nancy Wegener
Nancy Sue Allen Wegener, 85, passed away on April 15, 2017. Nancy, a fifth generation Texan, was born in Houston on November 15, 1931 and grew up in Corpus Christi with her parents, sister and brother. She spent summer on the family farm in Corsicana. She graduated from Corpus Christi High School. While in college, she met a dashing, handsome naval aviator, Glenn Wegener. After she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, they married. Their first child was born in Texas and then they moved to New Orleans for Glenn to attend medical school at Tulane. She taught at Isidore Newman school. Here their next three children were born. After completing his medical education, they moved to Clarksdale, MS for Glenn to practice medicine. Here they had two more children.
Nancy was a full-time homemaker raising her children. She was a wonderful mother and developed a love of reading in her children. She was in involved in all their various activities. In the mid-60's Nancy suffered two tragic losses with the death of her son Glenn Bryon and her sister Kathryn Allen within six months of each other. Fighting through her own grief, she continue to raise and nourish her children.
Nancy was very involved at her church St George's where she served as Sunday school teacher and on the vestry. She was a member of the Junior Auxiliary, board member for the Clarksdale Carnegie library general counsel for Blues Museum, and other local civic activities. She created a beautiful home where she and Glenn hosted many wonderful parties. With Glenn as her personal pilot, Nancy and Glenn loved to travel and took many wonderful trips all to Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Central America. They were avid bridge players teaching all their children. Many holidays were spent with children and grandchildren playing cards and board games.
As her last child was leaving home for college, Nancy went to law school where she thrived. She loved the intellectual challenges. She practiced law for twenty years. Both Nancy and Glenn were very involved in Kairos prison ministry. They spent many weekends at Parchman Prison. They also went on mission trips to Guatemala. After Glenn's death in 2001, Nancy continued her law practice and reconnected with a lifelong friend of Glenn's. Nancy and Buzzy Tietig were very close to the end of her life.
In 2010 after many happy years and lifelong friendships, Nancy moved to Austin, Texas at the request/insistence of her children. Though she greatly missed her friends, she loved being closer to her Texas children and grandchildren and she continue to travel extensively to be with all her children and attend grandchildren's events. At her 80th birthday party, she was honored to have all her grandchildren make tribute toasts to her.
Nancy was very intelligent, intellectually curious, and a voracious reader. She was elegant, sassy and never failed to share her advice whether it was asked for or not. She was very loved.
Preceded in death by her parents, Geneva and Byron Allen, husband Glenn Wegener, son Glenn Byron Wegener, sister Kathryn Allen and son-in-law Beau Ross. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Richard and Vicky Allen; her children and spouses, Curtis and Pat Wegener, Kathryn Ross, Allen and Kim Wegener, Eric and Connie Wegener, Blake and Dora Wegener; and her 16 beloved grandchildren, two nieces, grandniece and nephew, and the upcoming birth of her first great grandchild and grandnephew.
Visitation will be Friday, April 21st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the St. George's parish hall. Funeral services will be held at St. George's church in Clarksdale, MS on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kairos of Mississippi ministry at P. O. Box 16988 Jackson MS 39236. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.