Nanci C. Hastings, 81, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Cozad Community Health System. Nanci Carol Guildner was born June 18, 1936, in Grant, Nebraska, the daughter of Percy and Queena (Able) Guildner. She grew up in Grant and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1954, as the class Valedictorian. Upon graduation from high school, Nanci taught one year at a rural school in Perkins County before she was united in marriage to Ronald R. Hastings on August 28, 1955, in Grant. The couple moved to McCook, Nebraska and attended the McCook Junior College and later attending Kearney State College. Nanci taught in Axtell while her husband completed his education after which the couple moved to Callaway for teaching positions. While living in Callaway the couple was blessed with the birth of their first daughter and then later blessed with the birth of their second daughter while living in Ord, Nebraska. In 1967, the couple moved their young family to Grand Island where Nanci was a substitute teacher and spent many years as the West Lawn Elementary School secretary. In 1997, the couple moved to Johnson Lake to spend their retirement years. Nancy enjoyed her family, growing and arranging flowers, and was a talented musician. Nanci will be remembered as a woman of faith, a loving and loyal wife, mother, and grandmother. Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 62 years, two daughters; Staci Cannon (John) of Kearney and Ann Hastings of Lincoln; her four grandchildren, A.J. Cannon, Andrew Cannon and wife Taylor, Maya and Abigail McIntosh. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dona Hohnstein, and Joyce Sorensen, and one niece, Sue Jardine. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastors Rob Kuefner and William Ohlmann officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Monday, April 2, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.