Nancy Marie Bly, 77, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 3:00 AM Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 in Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville.

Nancy was born July 4, 1937 in Shelbyville, IL the daughter of Homer and Deloris Wade Martz.

She married Ralph O. Bly on July 25, 1953 and he passed away on Dec. 9, 2013.

Nancy was, first and foremost, a homemaker for her family. For several years she worked at Merle Norman Cosmetics in Shelbyville.

Surviving are her children: Ralph L. (Julie) Bly of Shelbyville, Mike (Cindy) Bly of Strasburg, IL, Diane (Steve) Lucas of Findlay, Mark Bly of Westervelt andAngel (Jess) Shellenbarger ofShelbyville; daughter-in-law Jeannie Distefano of Shelbyville; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-one great grandchildren ; seven great great grandchildren; sister Judy (Sonny) Vernon of Pana, IL; brothers: Lynn (Jeannette) Martz of Shelbyville and Gary (Ginnie) Martz of Westervelt.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; parents Homer and Deloris Martz; children: Reuben Bly, Terry Bly and Meliah Miller; grandsons: Devon Miller and Eric Lucas; sister Donna Martz and brother Bill Martz.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville.Memorials may be made to the Family.On line condolences may be directed to the Family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.