Nancy Kay Lamport (DeGraff)
85, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 26, 2017. She was born on November 2, 1931 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Benjamin A. and Frances E. (Gould) DeGraff. She is preceded in death by her brother Benjamin A. DeGraff, Jr. and her beloved husband of almost 60 years, Donald O. Lamport.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann Lamport Hammitte and her husband, Keith A. Hammitte, her son, Robert A. Lamport and his wife, Emilia (Lacatus), grandchildren Elizabeth Lamport and Robert Lamport, sister-in-law Elizabeth DeGraff (Frye), niece Ellen Harrison (DeGraff), and nephew Eric DeGraff.
Nancy, Associate Professor Emerita of Occupational Therapy, graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1954, obtained her MS from Butler University in 1984, and retired from the IU School of Allied Health Sciences.
Nancy was a practicing Occupational Therapist for many years. She then taught pre-school, before she began instructing undergraduate OT students. She co-authored a college-level textbook now in its 6th printing, and presented at several Allied Health conferences. She was active in the American Occupational Therapy Association, IMA Horticultural Society, the Lilly House, and teaching private ceramics classes.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel, at 740 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Calling hours will begin at 11:00, and a brief service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the service. Entombment will be a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the donor's favorite charity or to The O.T. Student Educational Horizon Fund, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, account number P370007696. Gifts can be made online at: https://shrs.iupui.edu/alumni-donors/give.html , or by mailing a check to The Indiana University Foundation, PO Box 6460, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46206-6460, with the account number on the memo line.
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