Mrs. Nancy Rivenburgh

Mrs. Nancy Rivenburgh


Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Nancy (Shaw) Rivenburgh, who died on December 14, 2017 at the age of 92. She was the widow of Rev. Francis Rivenburgh, who served the New York Annual Conference for 19 years and died in March 1977 while serving St. Paul's UMC in Inwood on Long Island. Between 1958 and 1976 Rev. Rivenburgh pastored the following churches in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley: Hunter, South Jewett, Platte Clove, Jefferson, North Harpersfield, North Blenheim, Blenheim Hill, East Jefferson, Durham: Susquehanna, Roxbury, Halcottville, Coeymans Hollow, Dormansville, Cold Spring and South Highland. 

Francis and Nancy were married on July 9, 1944. According to his memoir, “For Francis and Nancy the ministry of the Gospel was a team ministry, and it became more and more a partnership. After Francis experienced some physical limitations, Nancy became his means of transportation, his feet and his hands, so to speak; but his voice still rang out to the Gospel call to which they both had responded.”

Mrs. Rivenburgh lived in Clay, New York and is survived by four children: Martha, Cynthia, Robert and Edwin.

Blessings and prayers to the Rivenburgh family as they mourn this loss.