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Nancy Story Toland

of Little Rock, AR, 1935 - 2022

NANCY STORY TOLAND "MANEE" passed away peacefully September 9th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and spent her younger years in Hillcrest. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Norma Story, and three siblings. She is survived by her children, Susan Cookus and Chuck Toland; three grandchildren, Keith Cookus, Lindsay Van Parys and Jacob Toland; and three great-grandchildren, Myles, Grayson and Shelby Van Parys.
Nancy grew up an active member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church where the children's building is named after her mother. It was there she met her infamous bridge club members and best friends. Nancy loved her family something fierce and never missed her grandchildren's sporting events. She loved Razorback football, yard sales, Panama City Beach, sweet tea "with an extra glass of ice", shopping, sharing her candy stash, and giving to others. She brought whimsy and flair to any event she attended, always adding extra life to any party.
Nancy's infectious smile and cheerful demeanor greeted all who entered War Memorial Stadium for the 47 years that she was office manager, retiring finally at age 81. Nancy was also secretary of the University of Arkansas Razorback Club, Letterman's Club (18 years) and The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame (22 years) where she was also inducted as an honorary member. Nancy will forever be remembered by her generous spirit and is a legend to all that knew her.
A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church.
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Published September 12, 2022

Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-8300