West Clarksville, NY - Nancy Koegel, 64, West Clarksville, formerly of Scio, died at Millard Fillmore Hospital on Tuesday, 28 December 2021. She was born 18 December 1957 in North Hornell to James D. Koegel, Jr. and Maria Ferraris Koegel. She had two brothers, James Koegel and Timothy Koegel who survive as well as nieces Vianna Koegel, Donata Koegel, and nephew Lucas Koegel.
Nancy retired from Allegany County where she was a dedicated employee who worked in several different departments. She served the public well and put the interests of her clientele first. There have been many probationers who thanked her for her “straight talk” and helping them to get his or her head on straight. When dealing with people, Nancy was compassionate and kind and exemplified the concepts of tough love and the Golden Rule. She always tried her hardest to accomplish what people asked of her.
It has been noted that Nancy was strong willed, individualistic, and independent. She believed that good rules should be followed and not so good rules should be challenged. She attended the NYS Trooper Academy.
Nancy was not only compassionate with people, but with animals as well. She loved her cats and dogs and more recently her ducks. She made many contributions to charitable organizations many of which were animal oriented.
It was indeed the fortunate individual or family or office that received one of Nancy’s cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, candies, or other desserts. Perhaps the most well-known was her superlative “Death by Chocolate” cake. She operated a bakery for a few years in Alfred. Truly, baking was her gift.
In addition to cats, dogs, and ducks, Nancy was good friends with the earth. Her ability to garden and get unusual plants to grow was equaled by her landscaping using ponds, trees, and rocks. Her yard was always well-tended.
Nancy will be missed for her sincerity, generosity, kindness, and the many amazing spectacular baked goods and edible creations which she perfected. There is a hole in our stomachs as well as our hearts as we say “till we meet again” Nancy.
Friends are invited to call at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State St., Wellsville, NY, on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 10:00-11:00am, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County. On-line condolences may be left at www.embserfuneralhome.com.