Nancy Lindsey Helmstadter, age 91, died June 18, 2022. Nancy was born on November 16, 1930, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was the only child of Helen E. Friend and Adrian H. Lindsey.
Nancy graduated from Miss Barstow’s School for girls in Kansas City, MO in 1948, and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1952. She married George A. Helmstadter of Wilmette, IL. in June of 1952. He preceded her in death in May of 1991.
Nancy was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority serving on the A.A.C and House Corps during her alumni years. She was a member of P.E.O chapter AZ, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ventura, past member of Friends of Spencer Art Museum Board, KU Natural History Biodiversity Board, Watkins Museum Board, Douglas County Senior Service Board, University Women’s Club, Hill Society of the Chancellor’s Club, MBSI Stein Collectors International, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Oak Hill Society.
Surviving members are George Louis Helmstadter (son) Santa, ID. Nora McClintock McCrory (daughter) Atchison, KS. Ann Tyvand (daughter) Lynnwood, WA. One grandchild Adrian B. Tyvand, Shorewood, WA.
Suggested memorials to the KU Endowment or Douglas County Historic Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Private services, cremation, and she will be buried in Oak Hill Cemetery next to her husband at the Friend Family plot.