Nancianna Nott

(March 24, 1924 - Nov. 21, 2022)


Nancianna (Bishop) Nott passed away peacefully, at age 94, on Nov. 21, 2022, in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by her loved ones.

Nancianna devoted her life to her faith, family and in service to others. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, grandmother and great-grandmother. After graduation from Grove City College she taught elementary school. In 1953, with her late husband, Rev. Raymond Nott, she left her home in Marysville, Ohio, and embarked on a 31-year Presbyterian mission to Wyoming.

Nancianna brought her boundless energy and talents to her church and mission work, serving in many capacities from church pianist, to Sunday School and Bible School teacher to worship leader in Ray’s absence. She was a prominent community volunteer and leader. Later in life she lived in Bentonville, Arkansas, immersing herself in art at the Crystal Bridges Museum, and then onto her daughter’s flower farm in Dallas, where she lived surrounded by beauty and loving family.

Throughout her life she gave generously of her time and talents to numerous volunteer organizations. She traveled extensively, even into her elder years, visiting Nepal in her 80s. She was full of enthusiasm, love, and curiosity. Nancianna leaves behind a legacy of kindness, action, service, and happiness. She was a blessing to all who knew her.

Survivors include her children: Michael Nott (Betsy Bergin), Amanda Nott Vanhoozier, and Sam Nott (Elizabeth Nott); grandchildren Honna Vanhoozier; Shimiko Montgomery (Todd Montgomery); West Nott (Kanak Bulbul), Logan Vanhoozier (Cali Vanhoozier); Kevin Vanhoozier; Chloe Nott; Ian Nott; Caroline Nott (David Mora). Great-grandchildren include Mosi, Lulu, Daisy, Theodore, and numerous nieces and a nephew. Nancianna was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Raymond Nott; her parents Harold and Jeannotte Bishop; and her brother Joe Bishop.

Information about the service, to be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Doctors Without Borders, or a charity of your personal choice.