Obituary: Nova Jewell (Taylor) Thompson

January 10, 1925 – June 19, 2022

Nova Jewell (Taylor) Thompson, 97, formerly of Springville, passed away at 8:17 p.m., on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Garden Villa.

Born January 10, 1925, in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Harvey Wesley and Chloe E. (Baker) Taylor. She married Hobert D. Thompson on August 26, 1942, and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2009. She had worked as a cook at Springville Elementary School for over 20 years.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department. Along with her husband, she managed the Springville Cemetery West for many years.

Survivors include a son, Ronald E. Thompson, and wife, Diane, of Springville; two daughters, Marilyn Gayle Kimmel and husband, Ben, and Carolyn Martin, all of Springville; grandsons, Scott Thompson, and wife, Laura, of Lexington, SC, Kevin Thompson, of Springville, Darren Kimmel, and wife, Libby, of Seymour, Major Travis Kimmel, and wife, Blair, of Martinez, GA, and Jared Martin and fiancé, Jessy Yuoduzkinas, of Linton; step-grandchildren, Chad Martin and wife, Darci and Nathan Martin; great-grandchildren, Cole Kimmel, and Allison Thompson; step-great-grandchildren, Laura Gayle Girdler, Alexa Anselmo, Drew, Reagan, Nolan, Kylie, and Alexandra Martin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; two sisters, Beulah Newland and Lela Mae Price; son-in-law, Bobby Martin; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Thompson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Vernon Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springville Cemetery West, 3248 State Road 54, Springville, IN 47462 in memory of Hobert and Nova Thompson.

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