Nancy Niermann, who sold real estate and was an avid tennis player, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 76.
Born Nancy deWolf Wehr in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton, she was a 1946 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon.
Mrs. Niermann sold real estate with Hill & Co. and was based at the Village of Cross Keys. She became a Realtor about 30 years ago and earlier had been associated with William H. Wilson in Roland Park.
Mrs. Niermann was a Maryland state seniors doubles champion about 10 years ago playing with Margo Shriver, the mother of tennis great Pam Shriver. She also taught tennis at the John Gardiner Tennis Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz., while living there more than 30 years ago.
She was a member of the Mount Vernon and L'Hirondelle clubs and served on a Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage committee. She also belonged to the Colonial Dames and the Society of Mayflower Descendants.
Services were held Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, where she was a communicant.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Dr. William A. Niermann, a pediatric allergist; a son, Peter deWolf Smith of Stevenson; two daughters, Nancy deWolf Smith of Cockeysville and Wendell Smith Mullins of Ruxton; her mother, Nancy Theobald Wehr of Ruxton; a brother, Frederick Theobald Wehr of Baltimore; and two granddaughters. Her 1949 marriage to Dr. Ernest Wendell Smith ended in divorce.