She was born May 19, 1927, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Floyd Lee and Isabel (Bickett) Evans. She had lived in Lawrence since 1950, moving from Emporia.
Mrs. Nugent was a medical technician at Lawrence Clinical Laboratory. She retired in 1992. She received her training at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and was active in professional organizations for medical technology and cytotechnology.
She married John Nugent on Jan. 18, 1949, in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, H. Kathy Hutchinson, Terre Haute, Ind., and Carol Creps, Cleveland; a brother, Mark Evans, St. Joseph; a sister, Carol Evans, Gaithersburg, Md.; and three grandchildren.
A wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the mortuary.
Friends wishing to send condolences and sign the Remembrance Registry online may contact www.warrenmcelwain.com, Subject: Nugent.