“I can’t is an animal too lazy to try.” was a favorite expression of Nancy Revelle Kuebler.
Nancy went to her heavenly home on July 22, 2020, after a battle with cancer. Never to give in, when she passed, so did the disease. So technically, it was a tie.
She was born June 17, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward and Theresa Henschel Revelle and older sister, Sally. Nancy was a firecracker from birth and sprinted into her life’s journey.
She enjoyed spending her summers at the family farm in Hannibal, MO. Her drive for success began in 7th grade when she wanted to become a nurse, as she worked as a candy striper during her high school years.
She graduated from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. Following her childhood dream, she graduated from Deaconess Nursing School as a registered nurse in 1958 and also served as class president. She continued her post graduate studies at Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey, Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and Texas A&M University.
She met the love of her life for over 60 years, The Reverend George Roy Kuebler, through chance, on a blind date. A 15-minute cup of coffee led to a lifetime of love and neither of their lives would ever be the same. They were married June 4, 1960 at Evangelical Church of the Redeemer in St. Louis, Missouri. George’s work as an ordained pastor took them from St. Louis, MO to Indianapolis, IN to Hagerstown, IN and ultimately Needville, TX. Along the way, they were blessed with three children. As Nancy would always say, “George, you take care of the church and I will take care of everything else”. And take care she did.
Nancy held leadership positions in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from Indiana to Texas. She was an ad-hoc professor for Indiana University, Ball State University and Wayne State Teachers College. She was also the costume designer for the Nettle Creek Players drama department for summer stock musicals in Hagerstown, Indiana. She truly loved the arts and was an accomplished artist and pianist.
Nancy worked at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, IN and Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, IN. She was Director of Nursing at Polly Ryon Hospital in Richmond, TX. She also taught classes at Wharton County School of Nursing.
Nancy also started the first church related blood assurance program in Fort Bend County. Her pursuit of giving back and ability to spend summers with her children led her to become a HOSA teacher at Lamar High School in Rosenberg, TX for over 20 years, where she impacted many lives.
One of Nancy’s many passions was teaching and helping others find their “special gift that God has given each of us”. She always wanted to instill in her students self-confidence by saying, “You should look in the mirror every morning and tell yourself that you are the most important person in the world; not better than anyone else, but just as important”. Equally as important were the relationships with her teacher friends.
The belief that everyone can make their own dreams a reality, led her to start the first Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program while at Lamar High School. This enabled her students to work while attending college to help offset the cost of their higher education.
She was a board member for 28 years for AccessHealth; a private, not-for-profit organization and Federally Qualified Health Center, focusing on providing primary healthcare services for the low-income population of Fort Bend and Waller counties, as well as all who wish to receive care regardless of income or circumstance. She believed in equal care for all.
Nancy was an active member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Needville, TX and a founding member of “Sisters-in-Spirit”. She was also on the Slumber Falls Camp Council for the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Nancy was an avid supporter of her children’s pursuits. She started the Pro-Grad program at Needville High School and was recognized for “Lifetime of Achievement” by the Needville Youth Fair.
In her free time, she loved playing cards with her family and playing bridge with her special friends Roxy, Mary Agnes and Geraldine and others who would occasionally let her win.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Theresa Henschel Revelle; sister Sally; and beloved Auntie and Inglis. She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, The Reverend George R. Kuebler; children, Elizabeth Kuebler Jefferson and husband Randal, Sally Kuebler Favaloro and husband Rick, and Erick George Revelle Kuebler and wife Wendi; her adored grandchildren, William Jefferson, Teddy Jefferson and Grayson Kuebler; and three nieces and their families.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful friends that have been part of Nancy’s life, that have helped shape the amazing experience and joyful time she had while living in Needville. We would also like to thank the wonderful medical team and staff at MD Anderson.
To continue Nancy’s legacy of helping others and her belief that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and have an education, the family has started a perpetual scholarship fund for those interested in the health care profession. In lieu of flowers, you can donate to the Nancy Kuebler Memorial Scholarship fund. These donations can be sent to:
The Nancy Kuebler Memorial Scholarship Fund
C/O Sanders Morris Harris
5950 Sherry Lane, Suite 470
Dallas, TX 75225
Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of Nancy’s amazing life will be held in the future, when all that loved her or were impacted by her, will be able to get together to hug, cry, laugh and share their favorite story of her life.
“Entreat me not to leave you or to turn back from following after you.
For wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge I will lodge.
Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”
- Ruth 1:16
Condolence messages may be written for the Kuebler family at www.garmanycarden.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.