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Nola Thomas

Nola Thomas

Wednesday, October 1st, 1930 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Nola M. Thomas, of Covert, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 11AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dr. Christopher Noffke officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 2PM until 4PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Berrien Senior Center or Caring Circle. Those wishing to leave a memorial contribution online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Nola was born on October 1, 1930, to Orville & Verna (Carlock) Teter in Moweaqua, IL. She graduated from Cosmetology school and became a Beautician. She owned and operated Nola’s Beauty Shop for over 60 years before she retired. On October 26, 1946, Nola married the love of her life Harold Thomas in Benton Heights. Nola was a member of the women’s auxiliary for Hartford American Legion. She enjoyed playing Bingo at the North Berrien Senior Center, playing the piano, and working on ceramics in her basement of her beauty shop. She had a passion for reading and birdwatching her favorite birds, Orioles and Hummingbirds. Nola also enjoyed her Friday morning breakfast group at Mill Creek Charlies. Most of all, she loved to spend her time with her family.

Nola is survived by her children, Orville “Neal” (Rose) Thomas of Covert, Diana “Lynn” (Charles) Cartwright of Hartford, Debora (James) Cartwright of Kentucky and daughter-in-law Wanda Thomas; grandchildren, Traci, Robert (Pam), Lori (Tim), Teri (Greg), Jennifer (Boogie), Kerry (Scott), Heidi (Fred), Jodie (Joe), Jeff and Jaymie; 23 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren with two on the way; siblings, Orville “Junior” Teter of Covert, Irene (Ernie) Mensinger of NC, Shirley Certa of Bangor, Joyce Weber of Edwardsburg, and Jeri (Bob) Hayden of IN; and sisters-in-law, Jean Teter and Marian Teter.

Nola was preceded in death by her husband Harold Thomas; parents, Orville & Verna Teter; son Ernest “Arnold” Thomas; and brothers, Paul Teter, Dale Teter and Jack Teter.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 15th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, March 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial contributions may be made to North Berrien Senior Center or Caring Circle.
  • Interment

    Location
    North Shore Memory Gardens
    Address
    5027 M-63 North
    Coloma, MI 49038
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Lori Archey

Posted at 05:31pm
Granny loved the fall season for all of the beautiful colors, she would pick me up and we’d listen to Don Williams and drive around usually ending up with putting some flowers on Grandpas headstone💐 I really miss those drives with her💔

Donna Miller

Posted at 03:55pm
Aunt Nola was one of the sweetest ladies I have had the pleasure of knowing. God Bless you Nola Thomas. Prayers to the family.
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