Dr. Nancy P. Redding


First Posted: 9/16/2011

LimaDr. Nancy P. Redding, 69, died at 4:54 a.m. Sept. 14, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center.She was born July 1, 1942, in Lebanon to Walla R. and Edna May Daugherty Palmer, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 28, 1978, she married Thomas A. Redding, who survives in Lima.Dr. Redding was a 1960 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Middleton. She entered the convent at Mount St. Joseph in 1960, where she received a bachelor's degree in education. She received her master's degree in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati and her doctorate in adult education from The Ohio State University. She began her teaching career at several schools in Cincinnati and Toledo and was a principal at two high schools in Chicago. She continued her career in education at Apollo Career Center and Bluffton College and was the director of the Head Start Early Childhood Development Center. For the last 10 years she taught at Rhodes State College. She was a member St. John Catholic Church, Lima, where she devoted her free time to several of its children's programs and served as a Eucharistic minister. She was a talented seamstress, enjoyed many arts and crafts, flowers and baking, and was an avid reader. She was a dedicated grandmother and enjoyed her grandson's many activities, including his St. Charles Boy Scout Troop and the Assistant Boy Scout Troop. She was selfless in her dedication to helping people from all walks of life.Survivors also include two daughters, Anne V. Redding, of Toledo, and May (Michael) Zimmerman, of Columbus; a grandson, Anthony King, of Lima; three brothers, retired Col. Warren (Nancy) Palmer, of Plymouth, Mich., Hugh Palmer, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Pat (Diana) Palmer, of Cheswick, Pa.; a sister, Cecelia McLane, of Redmond, Ore.; and a sister-in-law, Linda Palmer, of Cincinnati.She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Palmer; a sister-in-law, Pat Palmer; and a brother-in-law, Douglas McLane.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, Lima. Father David Ross will officiate.Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel.Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Nancy Redding Memorial Scholarship at Rhodes State College Foundation.Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.