Nancy K. Lock Benes, age 58, of Cordova, Tennessee, died on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 10:26 am in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
Nancy was born July 12, 1961 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Wayne and Mary Whiteaker Lock. She married Philip A. Benes on December 27, 1986 in Quincy, IL. He survives.
She was a 1979 Quincy High School graduate and served as president of her senior class. She was a graduate of Greenville College, Greenville, IL and received her Masters Degree in Education Administration from SIU. Nancy spent a good portion of her career in elementary education both in Illinois and Missouri. She started as a teacher at Mulberry Grove, Southern Illinois, then taught in the Francis Howell District, and at Grace Christian School, Maryland Heights, MO. She and Philip moved to the state of Maryland where Nancy taught and worked in development and administration at The King's Christian Academy. While there, she was part of a small group of people who were instrumental in building The King's Christian Academy into one of the most well developed schools in southern Maryland. Nancy completed her career as a teacher and then as the middle school principal at Living Word Christian School, O'Fallon, MO.
Survivors in addition to her husband, Philip, include her son, Capt. David Benes, USAF of Cannon AFB, NM; her daughter, Dr. Victoria Benes of Memphis, TN; her parents, Wayne and Mary Lock of Quincy; a brother, James (Babbett) Lock of Quincy, and her mother-in-law, Mary E. Benes of Cordova, TN.
Nancy was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Paul Benes.
Services: 11:00 am Friday, August 16, 2019 at Central Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt and Mr. Patrick Turner officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois.
Visitation: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Friday August 16, 2019 at Central Baptist Church, 7th and Broadway, Quincy.
Memorials: The King's Christian Academy (Callaway, MD)
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
10 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.
Buy Gift Now
Phil, Torri , David and family. Joy and I want to express our deepest condolences for your loss. Nancy was a very special person to us more like family than a friend. One of my fondest memories is having dinner with Phil and Nancy whether at our house or theirs having an iced tea, grilling burgers , smoking ribs or having a bowl of Nancy’s awesome chili and our discussions around how we would solve the worlds problems. Nancy will truly be missed. John & Joy Tymony.
Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035
Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!