NANCY P. KRAJEWSKI
Nancy P. Krajewski passed away on November 30, 2022. Born on January 31,
1943, Nancy was preceded in death by her son Thomas J. Russ, her mother
Pauline C. Whittington, her father Hulon B. Whittington, and her son-in-law
David T. Muetzel. She is survived by her daughter LaWanna R. Muetzel, three
sons and their spouses, Edward Russ (Kimberly Russ), Tony Russ (Monica
Foster), and Randy Russ (Stacey Russ), her brother, Randy Whittington and
wife (Jackie Whittington), her 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren,
and was an aunt to many nieces and nephews. They all love and miss her
beyond measure. She will be lovingly remembered for eternity.
Nancy, born and raised in Georgia, made her home in various places over her
lifetime, to include Ohio, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, and New Jersey,
before she settled in Florida in 1997. She was strong in every sense of the
word and had a spirit unlike any other. She was, by all accounts, gifted
with an incredible sense of humor and she had an infectious laugh. She
loved her family. She loved to dance. She loved her garden. She loved
Hallmark movies, reading, cooking, and baking. She rode motorcycles before
it was fashionable for women to do so; she once took a road trip from Ohio
to Key West on a motorcycle. She loved boating and water skiing and could
out-ski the best of them even on just one water ski. She enjoyed fishing
with an old cane pole like the one she used as a child with her grandfather
(no need for fancy poles or rods). Her home was always open to anyone and
everyone who needed a place to stay, and if you visited her, you had better
be hungry because she would offer all of your favorite foods and would not
take no for an answer. If you needed something, she would do all she could
to help you out.
She worked as a switchboard operator throughout her career at hospitals in
Georgia and Ohio and as a receptionist at automobile dealerships in Florida
and Georgia. She had a very strong work ethic. Her coworkers adored her,
and they became lifelong friends, remaining close even after her retirement.
Nancy was an incredibly amazing and loving person, she was a dedicated
mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, and to know her was to love her.
She will be missed, deeply, by everyone who knew her.