Linn County News
Published May 13, 2020
Nancy Doreen Brindle, age 66, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Nancy was born February 26, 1954, in Tribune, Kan., the daughter of Gerald D. and B. Doreen (Helm) Mangold.
Nancy graduated with the Greeley County High School Class of 1972. She earned her BA in Education from Fort Hays State University. She earned a Masters of Education Technology from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2005.
Nancy taught school in Plainview, Colo., and Tribune, Pleasanton and Paola schools in Kansas.
On December 23, 1996, Nancy married Chris K. Brindle.
Nancy was the VFW State Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the Kansas Teacher of the Year. She taught piano lessons for many years in Tribune as well as managing the swimming pool.
Nancy was the first woman to coach American football in Australia at the 2002 Down-Under-Bowl.
She was most recently on the Grand Opening Staff of the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.
Nancy was a member of the Lutheran Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Nancy loved every trip to the beach especially Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Daytona Beach; Surfer's Paradise in Australia and Hanauma Bay in Hawaii.
Nancy is survived by her husband Chris K. Brindle of Kansas City, Kan.; three children, Heidi Turner of Kansas City, Kan., Heath Hild and Beth Haney of Shawnee, Kan., Harmony and Jeff Reicks of Silverdale, Wash.; her mother Doreen Mangold of Tribune, Kan.; three siblings: Jerry and Kathy Mangold of Tribune, Kan., Larry Mangold of Bethune, Colo., Judi Mangold of Tribune, Kan.; her father-in-law, C.R. Brindle of Erick, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Her father; sister, Beverly Walter; and mother-in-law, June Brindle, preceded her in death.
You can donate to the CJD Foundation in Nancy's honor at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/cjdfoundation/account/977283/
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.chapelhill-butler.com for the Brindle family.
The family will hold "Celebration of Life" events for Nancy in the Kansas City area and in Tribune some time after large gathering restrictions are lifted. We hope you will plan to join us.
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