Nancy (Boylan) Terrill, age 83, of 22577 Hwy 77, Meadville passed on to her eternal home in Heaven on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born on July 23, 1935, at her first childhood home in Cambridge Springs, daughter of the late William Boylan and Martha Blanchard Boylan. Nancy married her childhood sweetheart, Clarence L. Terrill, on August 21, 1954, and he survives. Nancy and Clarence resided just outside of Cambridge Springs for 53 years in the house that Clarence built for her. In 2007, they moved to Meadville to downsize and to be closer to the New Beginnings Church of God where they faithfully attended.
Nancy graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1953. She worked at Ken’s Pharmacy in Cambridge Springs behind the ice cream counter, the PA State Game Farm in Cambridge Springs, and the I.G.A. grocery store in Edinboro. Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved being with her family, friends, and church family; playing cards and games or just spending time visiting others. She also loved being a hostess in her home, having people in for meals, or making a meal for someone who was ill or in need.
To all who knew her, she was considered a sweetheart—and a sweet, caring heart was exactly what she had. She was constantly searching for anyone in need and trying to find a way to help them, many times sacrificing greatly to do so, and would never take any credit for anything she would do for someone. She gave all the credit to God whom she loved so much. Many, including her family and friends and anyone else who ever knew her, would say she was the most selfless, caring and giving individual they had ever met or known. She will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched. Her greatest wish was that all who met her along life’s journey would come to know the Lord the way she knew him.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Boylan, an older brother, Edward Boylan, a younger sister, Elizabeth Stump, an infant sister, Leah Boylan, and an infant brother, John Boylan.
In addition to her husband, Clarence of 64 years, Nancy is survived by four children: son, Terry Terrill and his wife, Reneé of Cambridge Springs; son, Edward Terrill and his wife, Debbie of Meadville; daughter, Kimberly Braun and her husband, Milan of Meadville; daughter, Tina L. Jayaseelan and her husband, Mandro of Meadville; three brothers: Harry Boylan and his wife, Gwen of Cambridge Springs; Joe Boylan of Conneaut Lake; and Richard Boylan and his wife, Bonnie of Cambridge Springs; a sister, Linda Brown of Meadville; eight grandchildren: Tiffany Price and her husband, Craig of Saegertown; Tenae Gage and her husband, Tommy of Cambridge Springs; Kayla Terrill of Carrollton, OH; Chance Terrill of Canton, Ohio; Kelly Astor and her husband, Kyle of Saegertown; Caleb Rhodes and his wife, Cristy of Conneaut Lake; Eric White and his fiancée, Marcy of Cambridge Springs; and Samantha White and her companion, Josh of Cambridge Springs; eleven great grandchildren: Dakota Price, Karley Price, Celina Price, Cyrus Gage, Gunnar Gage, Eden Terrill, Kyler Astor, Kaeylnn Astor, Konner Astor, Kayden Astor, and Gaven Rhodes; several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews; and her two very dear and special friends, Jennie Terregino and Judy Britton.
Friends may call at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville on Friday, October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Temple Jarrell officiating. Interment will be at Venango Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Nancy’s name to the Shriner’s Hospital in Erie, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505, for the immense help they provided to her great grandson, Gunnar, in the time of need.
The Terrill family would like to express their sincere thanks to the third and fourth floor nursing staff a t Meadville Medical Center and to Lori from Hospice for all of their wonderful, compassionate care.