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Nancy J. Eckert May 10, 1941 - June 28, 2024

Nancy J. Eckert, 83, of Allentown, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, in the In-Patient Hospice Unit of L.V. Hospital, Allentown. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Woodrow and Alma (Richards) Eckert. Nancy was a graduate of Allentown H.S., Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing and Cedar Crest College. Nancy was a Registered Nurse and also worked in Neuro Science Research at L.V. Hospital for 37 years. She was a registered nurse and a former decorated Captain of the Army Nurse Corps, serving as a combat nurse at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital Long Binh, Vietnam. She is part of several videos about combat nurses, “Not on the Front Line,” “The Other Angels” and the Ken Burns Podcast “The War is Still With Us.” She is a lifetime member of VVA415 and worked on legislation for “Agent Orange” compensation and the flying of the “POW-MIA” flag over government buildings. She is known to share her experiences at local schools and churches. Nancy was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Allentown. She was a volunteer at the DaVinci Science Center and was a mentor in the Allentown School District.

Survivors: Daughter, MollyKathleen N. Craig and her husband David of Cornwall, UK; Grandchildren: Annabel, Alice and George. Nancy is also survived by many cousins.

Services: 11 am Monday, July 8, 2024, Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 W. Tilghman St., Allentown PA 18104. Call 10-11 am Monday (July 8, 2024) in the church. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: to the church or National MS Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, D.C. 20090​ – 1891

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