Leona Marie (Fisher) Nolan passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 24 from 10 a.m. until service time at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn and the Rev. Mike Barter.
Music was provided by Sharon Hoehn-pianist; Glen and Carolyn Bailey-duet; Natalie Gibson-soloist; and Rick Jones-soloist.
Interment took place in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rick Jones, Matthew Jones, Michael Higgerson, Michael Culwell, Lucas Gibson, Melvin Fisher, and Monte Fisher.
Honorary pallbearers were Stacey Higgerson; Lori Culwell; Natalie Gibson; Colleen Jones; Gayle Jones; Dick and Diane Hammett; Glen and Carolyn Bailey; Jim Mac Elzea; and Raymond and Betty Abington.
Caregivers were Debbie Welch, Lorie, and Laura.
Leona Marie (Fisher) Nolan was born on December 12, 1916 in New Harmony, Missouri, the daughter of Clifford and Mary Alice (Patrick) Fisher.
She married Wyatt Dennis Nolan on September 22, 1937 in Mexico, Missouri; he preceded her in death on August 12, 2003.
She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended country schools near New Harmony. Leona was a homemaker and longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She enjoyed reading, writing poetry, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Leona also enjoyed sewing dresses for family members and for weddings.
Survivors include one daughter, LaVonne Jones and husband Richard, of Vandalia; one daughter-in-law Joyce Nolan, of Vandalia; grandchildren Rick and Colleen Jones, of Center; Stacey and Michael Higgerson, of Glen Carbon, Illinois; Matthew and Gayle Jones, of Vandalia; Lori and Michael Culwell, of Vandalia; Natalie and Lucas Gibson, of Vandalia; great-grandchildren Brian and Nathan Jones; Nolan and Cody Gilley; Samantha and Colton Higgerson; Cameron, Lexie, and Lindsay Jones; Gage and Zoe Gibson; Sarah Marshall; and Lacy Hinch.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Lynn Nolan; three sisters Edith Houchins, Edna Fukua, and Arline Staton; three brothers Harold Fisher, M.W. Fisher, and Clarence Fisher.
Memorials to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home or to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.