Nancy A. Farris

Nancy A. Farris

September 2, 1956 – March 10, 2022

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 15th, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  FUNERAL MASS   : Wednesday, March 16th at 11:15am, St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Nancy A. Farris, 65, of Omaha, NE, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Nancy was born on September 2, 1956 to Byron Peters and Patricia (Kappius) Peters in Kearney, NE. After graduating from College of St. Mary, Nancy went on to obtain her Masters of Nursing. Nancy served the Omaha community for over 30 years as a nurse practitioner and an associate professor of community health nursing at UNMC’s College of Nursing.

On August 18, 1978, Nancy married Robert “Bob” L. Farris, and to this union were born Charles “Chuck” Farris, Kathleen “Kate” Farris, and Theresa “Tess” Farris.

Nancy is survived by her children: Charles, Kathleen, and Theresa; her beloved grandson, Charles Jr.; her sister, Lisa  Morris (Bob); and her brother, Hal Peters (Kathy). Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Bob; her parents, Byron and Patricia; her brother, Tony; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Woodrow and Evelyn.


  • Mary Cramer Posted March 12, 2022 8:43 pm

    Nancy loved her nursing students, and they lived her. She had a heart for the underserved and disadvantaged. A good woman.

  • Mary Cramer Posted March 13, 2022 11:26 am

    Nancy was a colleague at UNMC College of Nursing. I will always treasure her devotion to students as well as to the underserved in our community…a genuine public health nurse. She had a fun sense of humor and a one of laugh that could be heard down the hallway. Sincere condolences to her children.

  • Catherine Todero Posted March 13, 2022 12:16 pm

    My sincere condolences to Nancy’s children and other family members. I was surprised and sorry to learn of Nancy’s death. I worked with her at UNMC but I also taught her when she was earning her graduate credentials. She had a heart of gold for her community patients and a wonderful sense of humor. I often tell this story as it was one of the funniest things a student ever said to me. One day when I was expressing disappointment with my entire research class about how poorly they had done on a recent exam…I told them that I had to curve the grades and raise each one’s test score by a full letter grade. Nancy’s response was, “Oh, No! You mean I really got a G?” I still laugh when I think about it. The world will be a much less funny place without her in it. May she rest in peace.

    • Kate Farris Posted March 13, 2022 4:21 pm

      Hi Catherine, my mom often shared that story with us when we were not doing well in school. Thank you for your kind words, and the laughter you brought us with that story.

  • Nita Warrington Payne Posted March 13, 2022 5:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Remembering all the fun we had growing up.

  • Gregg A Kupfer Posted March 14, 2022 7:28 am

    Grew up with Bob’s brother and wife in Fremont. There was nothing better yhan finding a stool next to Bob at Douger’s so we could catch up and solve the world’s problems. Heard a lot about Charlie. The Archbishop Bergan and Cathedral areas will not be the same. Much love and respect to all the Farris’. Gregg Kupfer

  • Rebecca Shufelt Posted March 14, 2022 5:48 pm

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathleen Morgan Posted March 14, 2022 5:56 pm

    Nancy was smart, kind, witty, and an outstanding nurse. She will be missed by many.

  • Linda and Tom Renz Posted March 15, 2022 8:56 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss, she will be missed greatly.

  • Matt Mueller Posted March 16, 2022 7:00 am

    My sincerest condolences. Nancy was a kind woman for the limited time that I had known her. I travelled to Omaha for work, and know her Daughters Kate and Tess. Nancy accepted me into her home for the Christmas holiday a couple years ago when I had nowhere to go and I was welcomed with a warm home and holiday joy. I will never forget that. She will be missed greatly.

  • Sheila Ryan Posted March 16, 2022 9:58 am

    What a beautiful soul she had and still has!

  • Barbi, Kevin Shanahan Posted March 16, 2022 11:40 am

    Charlie, Kate and Tess,
    Nancy and Bob where Kevin Jr. Godparents. I think of the good times we had, and they saw us through some emotional times. Good people, I am happy God allow their soul’s into our lives. They are always here in our hearts, forever.
    I wish you acceptance and love, and know your Angel is never far from you.

  • Donna Peer Posted March 16, 2022 12:03 pm

    We were so lucky to have each other growing up. We had a wonderful blended family. Maybe that is what gave us all the courage to be what we all became strong characters with a fight in us!
    Nancy will be missed, but this I know, we will meet again, until then she is always going to be a part of me.
    Love and Prayers for all the family and friends.

  • Shirley Tachenko Achord Posted March 25, 2022 6:07 pm

    So very sorry for your loss;;;;and ours. Nancy was a force to behold – a great nurse, teacher and friend. She will be missed.

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