Ina Lorene (Kisor) Nation, age 97, of Vandalia passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She was a lifelong resident of Vandalia and a Methodist by faith. Ina attended area schools and kept busy after her marriage to Norman in 1934. She was a full-time homemaker on the family farm and also worked for many years at Pearson’s Clothing Store. At Pearson’s, Ina helped in sales and also did alterations for their customers. In their younger years, Ina and Norman enjoyed dancing, camping and raising farm animals. She especially loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.
Ina Lorene was born May 22, 1914 south of Vandalia the daughter of Charles William and Angie Price (Waugh) Kisor.
She married Norman Glenclo Nation on December 22, 1934 in Vandalia, Mo.; he preceded her in death on February 14, 2009.
Survivors include three sons, Don and wife, Marlene Nation, Marty and wife, Peggy Nation and Larry and wife, Nancy Nation all of Vandalia; eight grandchildren, Brenda Robson and husband Don; Warren Nation; Rick Nation; Julie Becker and husband Edward; Jolene Newman and husband Bruce; Kelly Mink and husband Mickey; Keith Nation and wife Nickie; Wesley Nation and wife Kimber; also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, Nicole Holtkamp, Tony Holtkamp, Michael Becker, David Becker, Megan Becker, Jeramiah Weinstein, Emma Weinstein, Bryan Mink, Mitchell Nation, Molly Nation, Madelyn Nation, Indigo Robson, Hope Robson, Kylen Nation, Haley Beckwith and Gracie Nation; four great-great-grandchildren, Alexander, Julian, Austin and Jacob Holtkamp; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Nation was preceded in death by four brothers, Len Arden Kisor, Leslie Kisor, George Kisor and Raymond Kisor; and two sisters, May Frances Eddleman and Hazel Dunn.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Funeral service will be Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m, at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia with Rev. Bob Hoehn officiating. Music will be provided by Shirley Forgy, pianist and Glen and Carolyn Bailey, duet.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Don Robson, Warren Nation, Rick Nation, Mickey Mink, Keith Nation, Wesley Nation, Bruce Newman and Edward Becker.
Memorials are encouraged to the donor’s choice.