Nancy Ellen Warnell (’15), 66, who was a medical laboratory technologist in the Student Health and Wellness Center from 2006 to 2021, died Aug. 30 in Fort Worth.
Nancy helped set up the laboratory when the Health Center moved to Chestnut Hall and served as lead technologist for three years. Nancy played a critical role in the center’s ability to treat COVID-19 patients and acquire the necessary equipment and materials to test for the virus on-campus. Although she retired in 2021, she returned as a part-time employee this summer to assist with drive-through COVID-19 testing for new student orientations.
She previously worked at various hospitals around the Fort Worth area.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the funeral service is at 1 p.m., both on Sept. 3, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Burial is at Justin Cemetery.