Nancy S. Ludwig

Jan 07, 2019
Nancy Ludwig

Thomaston — Nancy Schneller Ludwig, mother, homemaker, wife, etc., led an exuberant life. She was born in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Franklin Holcombe Loomis and Lora Anschutz Loomis. On Dec. 31, 2018, she set off on her next adventure, four days after her 93rd birthday.

She was well educated, graduating from The Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn., in 1942 and then Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., three years later. In 1946 Nancy walked down the aisle with George Otto Schneller III, who preceded her in death in 1966. Their marriage began with a stepson, George, of Lawrenceville, N.J., then in quick order Nancy gave birth to six children, F. Gregory, Peter of Alliance, Ohio, Nina, Richard of Thomaston, Priscilla of Alliance Ohio, and Lora of Thomaston. In 1975, she married Edward Ludwig and was blessed with three more stepchildren, Laura of Weston, Mass., Rick of Thomaston and Linda of Hampden, Mass. Her children have blessed her with 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Nancy minded her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with a lovely combination of affection and astonishment. Nancy was predeceased by her first husband, George Schneller, her second husband, Edward Ludwig, in 2018, her son F. Gregory and daughter Nina.

Nancy was better than best at life’s chores. Her work life included a stint as the owner of an Alliance, Ohio, business, The Crafty Ones, where she also taught the arts of decoupage, crochet, knitting, and more. With her second husband, Ed, she managed the Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vt. She was no stranger to the communities in which she lived. Her service work included stints as a Pink Lady at Alliance City Hospital, tutoring students for their GEDs in Alliance City Schools, distributing Meals on Wheels and offering home care and hospice help for Kno-Wal-Lin in Rockland.

She was an avid reader and cherished her AAUW Book Club. Nancy’s laugh lines were many, her regrets few; she shared her love without hesitation, and memories of her are treasured by many. Hers was a life well lived.

Memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME.

A memorial service will be held for Nancy Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 200 Main St., Thomaston, with the Rev. Peter Jenks officiating.

Arrangements are with Hall’s of Thomaston. To extend online condolences, visit

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.