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St. Dominic Catholic Church
Monday October 11th, 2021
2:30pm - 4:00pm

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St. Dominic Catholic Church
Monday October 11th, 2021

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Nancy Hein Lukach

Nancy Hein Lukach, 73, passed away on October 4, 2021 at Holston Valley Medical Center after a 4-year battle with cancer. She died peacefully with her family at her side. Nancy was born in Gary, Indiana, and grew up in Crown Point, Indiana with her 5 brothers and 4 sisters. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia, both in speech pathology. She worked as a speech therapist in Atlanta, and at the speech hearing clinic in Bristol. She left her profession when she had children, later serving for a number of years as the principal of St. Dominic Catholic School. After that, she was longtime volunteer with CASA, and mentored many new CASA volunteers.

A respected professional, Nancy was more importantly a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She stayed close to her siblings and loved seeing and encouraging all of her nieces and nephews. She was a valued friend to many people throughout Kingsport. She adored her granddaughter and treasured every minute with her. Nancy was married for 51 years to Jerry, her college sweetheart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Marie Hein, and her brother, Jerry.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Jerry; son, David; daughter; Kate Woodworth; son-in-law: Ian Woodworth and granddaughter, Nora Woodworth; brothers, Ray Hein, Donald Hein, Steve Hein, and John Hein; sisters, Barbara Whitkanack, Joanne Rosenthal, Kathy Rieck, and Pam Ward; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at St. Dominic Catholic Church on Monday October 11, 2021 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, followed by a funeral mass at 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, 119 Dameron Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or Casa for Kids Inc., 310 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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Jerry, David, Kate,
Working with Nancy at St. Dominic School and sharing many good books with David and Kate as students is a treasured
memory from my days as a school librarian. Nancy had the gift
of kindness and grace and always seemed to know exactly
which student or teacher needed a hug or word of
encouragement. She definitely left this world a brighter place and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.

Betty Burris Oct 12 2021 5:13 PM

So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing-she will be truely be missed by all who knew her-Our thoughts and prayers are with her family-God Bless you all at this time and always-Shirley L Hutchins and Family

Shirley L Hutchins Oct 11 2021 12:43 PM

Jerry, I grieve with you and your family for the loss of your wonderful Nancy. She was a very gentle woman and sensitive to others' needs, especially in working with CASA.(Court Appointed Support Advocate).I am so grateful for having had Nancy as my best friend. I will miss that wonderful friendship. Please, Jerry and family, accept my deepest heartfelt condolences. I will keep you and your family in my prayers for a long time to come.

Cecile Turner Oct 9 2021 4:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Lukach

Carol Sittel Oct 8 2021 2:23 AM

Jerry, Marian and I join in sharing your sorrow for the loss of Nancy. We know that you, your family and her many friends will miss her sorely. Our prayers are with you.

Bill and Marian Adams Oct 7 2021 8:17 PM

Jerry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Mowell Oct 7 2021 2:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Lukach

Kate.sorry to hear of your mother's passing.Deepest sympathy for you and your family.My prayers are with you all. Kathy La Guardia Oct 7 2021 1:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Lukach

Vaughan Valentine Oct 7 2021 12:39 PM

Jerry, our deepest sympathy for you and your family during this most difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy and Dennis Davis

Kathy Davis Oct 7 2021 9:36 AM

So sorry for the passing of Nancy. Deepest sympathy to all the family. Loved our time at the dental office--one of my favorite families. Pat Sproles

Pat Sproles Oct 7 2021 8:54 AM

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