January 27, 1940 - November 22, 2020
Nancy McCoy Philputt (b. January 27, 1940) fell asleep in the Lord Jesus Sunday evening, November 22. She was the daughter of Lee H. and Ann Cook McCoy and Is survived by her beloved children Virginia Ann (Jenna) Bovermann (Carl) and Robert Carl Enas (Dianne), and her five granddaughters: Nicole, Sarah and Emily Enas; and Victoria and Grace Ann Bovermann; and by her adoring husband the Reverend Frederick C. Philputt.
She studied at and received her BSN degree from Texas Christian University. From there she became the Office Nurse for a Fort Worth physician. Later Nancy moved on to hospital nursing where she was first an obstetrical then a pediatric nurse. She was promoted to Night Supervisor and later to Assistant Director of Nursing at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth. It was there that she met and married Rick, her husband of forty-seven years.
Nancy was a woman of deep faith, a ready sense of humor, a gentle spirit and “irrepressible joy”. She was active in her church singing for several years In Church of the Incarnation’s Chancel Choir, serving in Its Altar Guild and teaching. Her devotion and love for her Lord were contagious.
Nancy was diagnosed in 2006 with Parkinsonism and with Frontal and Temporal Lobe Dementia. Slowly her health deteriorated until her sense of balance left her and she was no longer able to walk. In her final month’s confusion and a frustrating loss of self-expression plagued her.
Before her Illness, Nancy enjoyed gardening, needlepointing and being among her friends. She was, until she could no longer read, an avid reader of history and theology. She was a genealogist and most proud that she was a member of Texas First Families, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She cherished her children and grandchildren and was the adoring owner first of Michelle a Toy Poodle, then of Bailey a Yorkshire Terrier, and lastly of Holly a West Highlands White Terrier. They were her constant and comforting companions.
Since June of 2019 Nancy was under the excellent care of Hospice Plus whose nurse Stella Obu, RN was a loyal, caring and compassionate friend whom Nancy loved.
Funeral arrangements for Nancy are pending successful and widespread administration of the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine. May she rest forever in peace; and may Light Perpetual shine upon her.