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Nan Bucknam, 79, of Webster City, died on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the VanDiest Medical Center, in Webster City.  

Nan was born on February 20, 1943, to Howard and Sara (Henderson) Rudolph, in Atlantic, Iowa.  After graduating from Atlantic High School in 1961, she attended William and Mary College for two years and then went to Grinnell College, graduating in 1965.  She went on to receive her master’s degree from Antioch College.  She was united in marriage to Larry Bucknam on June 1, 1968.

Nan came to Webster City in 1967 where she taught high school Social Studies until she retired in 2004.  She was a finalist for the Iowa teacher of the year in 1988.

Nan was a member of the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd, where she taught Sunday School.  She was also part of the P.E.O, Y.S.S., League of Women Voters, Kendal Young Library Board, St Margaret’s Guild, and played Flute in the Community Band.  Nan enjoyed reading, playing tennis, swimming, cross-stitch, playing card games, walking, and spending time at the cabin.

Nan’s family includes her husband; son Daniel (Laura) Bucknam; daughter Sara Bucknam; grandchildren:  Emma, Jack, and Evan Bucknam.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Sam Rudolph; and sister Susan Rudolph.

Ronald Michael Hampton