Nancy Janette Bogart, age 74, of 940 Ninth Street, Erwin, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Bogart was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Paran Murel and Pauline Brummitt Keesecker. She was involved in the family business of Keesecker Appliance & Furniture Company for most of her life. Nancy was a musician and used her talent in several capacities throughout the years. She served as organist for First Christian Church for 50 years and then for 2 years at First Baptist Church. She was also chapel organist for Erwin Memorial Funeral Home for a number of years were she was also a former Office Manager. Mrs. Bogart taught piano to many aspiring musicians over the years. She served on the Unicoi County School Board from 1988 to 2004 where she earned the Master School Board Member, level 5 member, and all Tennessee State Board awards. She was a Representative for the Tennessee Legislative network, served as the Unicoi County PTA Council Chair, and was a passionate advocate for public education. She was a member of First Christian Church for most of her life and later First Baptist Church of Erwin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bogart is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Penny Keesecker and two nephews, Randy Keesecker and Mark Keesecker.
She leaves behind:
Husband of 56 years: Howard Dean Bogart of Erwin
Son: Chris Bogart and wife, Keri of Erwin
Granddaughter: Isabella Bogart
Grandson: Reid Bogart
Sisters: Katrinka Quillen and husband, Prezzell of Kingsport
Irene Gray and husband, Jerome of Okeechobee, FL
Brothers: Steven Keesecker of Erwin
Karl Keesecker and wife, Teresa of Erwin
John Keesecker and wife, Ann of Erwin
A.G. Keesecker and wife, Carol of Erwin
Jerry Keesecker and wife, Anita of Columbus, OH
Conrad Keesecker and wife, Margaret Lee of Newport News, VA
Michael Keesecker of Kingsport
Special Great Niece: Rylee Stiltner and Ireland Phillips.
A funeral service for Nancy Janette Bogart will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 200 Love Street, Erwin, TN. Reverend Macil Duncan and Dr. Bill Gwaltney will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Rob and Twerpy Stromberg and by Alan Foster. Visitation will be held on Saturday from noon to service time at First Baptist Church. A committal service will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be notified.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Nancy Keesecker Bogart through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.