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Nancy Harlan Kodish

September 3, 1952 June 18, 2018
Nancy Harlan Kodish
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Obituary for Nancy Harlan Kodish

Nancy Harlan Kodish, 65, of Oxford, PA passed away on June 18, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Nancy was born and raised in Oxford, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late William Frederick and Anne Bush Harlan.

Nancy was happily married to Richard Kodish for 27 years, during which they raised their blended family of five children together in Oxford.

Upon graduating from Lincoln University, Nancy started her young adult life as a substitute teacher before spending time as a stay-at-home mom with her first three children. She later worked alongside Rich as a gas control analyst for 19 years. After retirement from the natural gas industry, she joined the Oxford Public Library’s staff where she was lovingly known as “Miss Nancy” and could be caught doing the Hokey Pokey and other silly songs with a room full of children and parents each week during story time. All of these career changes perfectly prepared her for her dream job of becoming a grandmother. She spent the last of her years teaching her grandchildren the importance of books and classical music, being kind to one another, and keeping family close.

Nancy was a devoted Christian and member of the Oxford Presbyterian Church. She was a well-practiced musician, playing the flute for her church, and playing on the piano that belonged to her mother, Anne Harlan.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Richard Kodish, her children: Laurie (Joey) Simpers, Curtis (Ashley) Kodish, Katie (Jon) Yoder, Leslie (Matt) Fanning, and Raymond Kodish, as well as her nine grandchildren: Kayla, Hannah and Carter Kodish; Elliot and Margot Simpers; Irelyn, Avalon and Uriah Yoder; and Matthew Fanning.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Oxford Presbyterian Church 6 Pine St., Oxford, PA 19363.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks for donations to be made in Nancy’s name to the Oxford Public Library, 48 S 2nd St, Oxford, PA 19363 or the Oxford Presbyterian Church’s Worship Ministry.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA. Online condolences may be made at

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11:30 AM 8/12/2018 11:30:00 AM
Oxford Presbyterian Church

6 Pine St.
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

Interment will be private.

Oxford Presbyterian Church
6 Pine St. Oxford 19363 Pennsylvania
United States

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