Nancy Hale-Martinko
1946 - 2021
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Nancy Hale-Martinko, 74, passed away January 7, 2021, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH Health).

Nancy was born on April 26, 1946, at LMH, the daughter of Walter R. Snow (Deceased 1969) and Alberta O. Snow (Deceased 2010).

Nancy is survived by her husband Edward Martinko and brother, Kenneth Snow.

Nancy graduated from Lawrence High School in 1964. She received her B.S. degree and her M.Ed. in 1970 at Phillips University. She completed her doctoral degree in Education at KU in 1979.

She served as Assistant Superintendent of Ottawa Kansas public schools until her retirement in 1991.

She married Edward A. Martinko in Lawrence, Kansas on May 28, 1977.

Nancy loved students, flowers, dogs, and the great outdoors.

Interment will take place in Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas.

A celebration of Nancy's life will be held when family and friends can attend.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to KU Endowment for students in the School of Education or the Kansas Biological Survey, or directly to the Lawrence Humane Society.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 26, 2021
I had the extreme pleasure of working with Dr. Hale as educators at Ottawa. She was the ultimate professional ,a friend and a great friend to education and a tremendous asset for the teachers and students of USD 290. My prayers and thoughts go out to Ed and family members.
Don W. Duncan
January 25, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. Back in the 1980s/90s I had the pleasure of working with Nancy in Ottawa when she was the assistant superintendent. I had the greatest respect for her as she was so wise and so professional. My heart goes out to the family.
Kay Bushman Haas
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