Ruth “Nancy” Waybill

Born in Iowa City, IA
Born on Aug 23, 1936
Departed on Apr 9, 2024


Ruth “Nancy” Waybill, 87 of Atkins, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday April 9, 2024, in St. Luke’s Hospital. Her wishes are cremation with no services. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  

Nancy was born on August 23, 1936, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Orrie and Lois Chapel.  She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from McKinley High School in 1954 and from the 1st Class of Practical Nursing at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids in 1958. She worked in many positions in the medical field for some 40 years. 

Nancy was united in marriage to Lowell Waybill on February 11, 1977, in the chapel at Cedar Memorial. They shared their love and partnership for 38 years until his death in March of 2015.  

Surviving is her son, Kevin Sandon, her stepchildren, Dyanna Conner, Myron (Diane) Waybill, Ron Waybill, Connie (Mark) Petersen, Ronnie (Lisa) Waybill and Sheila Waybill- Kauffman, step grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a special great niece, Stephanie Chapel Helle.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Dawn Herwig, Linda Hunt, brothers, Orrie Jr., Louis, David, Gerald and Darrell and her precious husband Lowell. 

Nancy enjoyed her lovely home on the river, working in the yard, feeding the birds and squirrels, crossword puzzles, reading a book and estates sales. She loved her Yorkshire dog and had several in her lifetime, the last being “Swazie” her walking buddy who passed in September of 2015, at 14 years-to comfort her after his loss was her cats, Jingles and Rhett. 

Memorials may be directed to the family.