Nancy Hile Lott

WAYCROSS, Ga. -Nancy Hile Lott, 62, of Bridgeport, W.Va., passed away Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross, Ga., after an extended illness.

She was born April 2, 1951, in Milroy, to the late William and Helen Hile.

Nancy graduated from Kishacoquillas High School in 1969 at the top of her class. In 1973, she earned a bachelor’s in education from Pennsylvania State University, where she consistently made the dean’s list.

She was an elementary school teacher and substitute teacher in Pennsylvania’s Mifflin County and Washington County school districts, respectively.

Ms. Lott retired as a senior disability examiner with the state of West Virginia in 2011. Prior to that, she served as a founding teacher of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church afterschool program.

She was married to Howard Lott, who survives, from 1976 to 1997. Despite their divorce, the two remained close friends and always supported each other.

She was an active member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years. Nancy loved reading, baking, eating sweets and spending time with family and friends. She had a passion for sports, especially when it came to Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ambitious and determined, Nancy always found a way to accomplish her goals and took great pride in doing her best and working hard. She even obtained her real estate license to sell her Cannonsburg, home. She did everything passionately, genuinely and honestly. Nancy was an extraordinary daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, wife and friend.

Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law, Drs. Katherine and Neil Ellis, of Hortense, Ga., and Amy and Doug Rupert, of Hillsborough, N.C.; twin grandsons, Alexander and Nicholas Rupert; one sister, Sally Hile of Miffinburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Connie Hile, of Centre Hall; one niece, Jennifer Harter and her husband, Andrew, of Mifflinburg; one nephew, Michael Hile, of Centre Hall; and two great nieces, Anna and Sara Harter.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Bridgeport United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, W.Va.

A private graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery in Milroy will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or

Music Funeral Home of Waycross, Ga., and Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., of Lewistown, are in charge of arrangements.