Dr. Nan Arbuckle
July 1, 1952 - November 25, 2001
Dr. Nan Arbuckle was born July 1, 1952, in Lewisburg, Tennessee, to Jasper William and Carolyn Prosser Arbuckle; she died November 25, 2001, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Arbuckle was a professor at The Ohio State University at Lima. She taught medieval studies, poetry, and creative writing and served as Coordinator of Basic Writing. She was co-advisor for the English Club and was active in the honors program.
She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and her doctorate in English from the University of Oklahoma. She contracted rheumatic fever at the age of four, which led to rheumatoid arthritis. She was in a wheelchair from the age of 12. She was very active in the Democratic Party. She loved gardening and cats. She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit and her love of teaching and learning.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nan Arbuckle Writing Prize fund at The Ohio State University at Lima.