Nancy Lee Cory, age 85, departed this life on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at her residence in Batesville. Nan was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on May 19, 1931, to Jack and Rimah (Brandenburg) Cory. She spent her early years in Rhinelander where her father was the editor of the Rhinelander Daily News. That northern Wisconsin lifestyle undoubtedly led to her lifelong love for the outdoors, fishing and animals – she was never without a dog and usually had a cat or two thrown in for good measure.Nan attended junior high and high school in Columbus, Indiana. After high school she took a factory job for one year to earn money for college. She entered Indiana University in the fall of 1951, graduating in 1955 with a B.S. in Physical Education, Health and Recreation. She taught physical education at Connersville High School for eleven years. After receiving her master’s degree in guidance and counseling at Miami University she was hired as a guidance counselor at Union County High School in Liberty, Indiana in 1966. She served in that position for 27 years, retiring in 1993 as the Director of Guidance Counseling. Nan lived in Brookville for nearly all 38 years of her teaching. Throughout Nan’s life, one of her greatest delights was hearing from former students. She moved to Batesville in 2005. Nan wasn’t much of a cook, but she managed to convert that deficiency into a positive by turning her restaurant visits into opportunities to socialize. Always upbeat, she loved to chat with the staffs of area dining establishments and learn about their families, pets and children. Nan was a longtime member of Tri-Kappa and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also enjoyed her membership in the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include an uncle, Elmer Hoehn of Jeffersonville, Indiana and cousins Pat Hoehn, also of Jeffersonville, and Kathy (David) Gilmore of Houston, Texas. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by long-time companion Virginia “Ginny” Krause. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. The Memorial service, officiated by Pastor Curtis Bond, will begin at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Franklin or Ripley County Humane Societies or to The Batesville Area Food Pantry. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Nancy Cory.
Manager Alan Pardew has come out fighting as he attempts to steer Newcastle out of the relegation mire. The 51-year-old has come under intense pressure from outside, if not inside, the club since Saturday’s 6-0 Barclays Premier League drubbing by Liverpool at St James’ Park. And neighbours Sunderland suffered a 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Monday which nudged Pardew’s side a place further down the table. Newcastle will now head for West Ham desperate for a win having taken just a point from their past three games and Pardew told the Chronicle: “Yes. We have had a really, really poor month in terms of results. Now we have to stick together and get through it.” Press Association He added: “As I’ve said before, words don’t win games. They are not important any more. “The performance we put in was unacceptable. It wasn’t good enough for us. We are aware of that and we need to put it right. Despite concerted calls for his head over the weekend, Pardew remains in post and is facing the biggest challenge of his tenure to date with a trip to relegated QPR and Arsenal’s visit to St James’ to come after the game at Upton Park and only five points separating the Magpies from renowned battlers Wigan, who have a game in hand. He said: “Even after (Europa League quarter-final exit against) Benfica, a few of the players perhaps thought after that game, we would be all right. “But we have got one point from three league games, and that’s not good enough for this football club. “Now we are in a dogfight – and we have got to fight. We have got enough character and belief in that dressing room to get through it. We have got to show that now.”