Nancy Lou Hackney

Nancy Lou Hackney

Talented seamstress

Nancy Lou Hackney, 90, of Lexington, died Sept. 11, at The Willows at Citation after a 1-1/2 year illness.

Mrs. Hackney nee McCaffrey was born in New Albany, Indiana, on Sept. 7, 1929. She attended Mount Tabor High School, New Albany, Indiana, and Evansville College, Evansville, Indiana, where she earned a bachelor of science in business in 1951. She married Jess Hackney in 1954 and lived in Rome, Georgia, for 54 years before moving to Lexington. She served as church secretary at First Presbyterian Church in Rome for two years, then was a homemaker and a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rome, Georgia. She was a talented seamstress and loved knitting and counted cross stitch.

Nancy was the beloved mother of three children and was preceded in death by her son, Brian Hackney as well as her husband, Jess. She is survived by her son, Gary Hackney of Georgetown; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Charles Diamantis of Boca Raton, Florida; daughter-in-law, Julie Hackney of Bend, Oregon; and four grandchildren, Megan and Paige Hackney and Kelsey and Peter Diamantis.

A memorial service will be held at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1161 Liberty Road, Lexington, KY on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. led by Pastor John White.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Eastminster Presbyterian Church or to the family’s charity, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars aka The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, 21801 Little Bear Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

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