Nancy Towner

Nancy Pfieffer Towner

1924 - 2003

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Her family includes her loving husband, Robert; four sons and their wives, Robert A. Towner and Helen, of Cape Girardeau, MO, Josef J Towner and Elyse Yasgur of Sandia Park, NM, William C. Towner and Cheryl of Tulsa, OK, and Mark A. Towner and Maria Cusaman of Andover, MA; sister, Marian Cornfeld of Langley, WA; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Nancy Pfieffer was born September 17, 1924 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Josef and Kathryn (Fry) Pfieffer. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. And after moving to this area, she attended the University of Iowa. She married Robert Vincent Towner August 4, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. After raising their family, she and her husband moved to Iowa City in 1982. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, the University Womens Club, National Pen and writer’s group, AlluvNancy Pfieffer Towner was an artist of many mediums and domains. From her paintings, poetry, sculpturing, writing or gardening, her passion and vigor for these were always present, She has shown her works in galleries in Iowa , Chicago, and New York, been published and recognized both locally and nationally for her many writings and works of poetry.ial. In lieu of flowers her family request memorial donations can be made in her memory through Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City.