Obituary November 1, 2012
Jane Boehler Nowlin
Jane Nowlin, of Savannah, Georgia, formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, and Seymour, Indiana, died peacefully in Greenville, SC October 20, 2012.
Jane was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on December 6, 1918. She was the fifth of six girls for Joseph and Augusta Boehler. Upon graduation from Lawrenceburg High School, Jane studied nursing at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati. She worked at Bethesda as a nurse and would continue her nursing profession and career several years later after relocating to Seymour, IN.
In 1941 she married Orin “Red” Nowlin, a school supplies salesman who served in World War II from February, 1943 to February, 1945. Red and Jane moved to Versailles, IN, after the war and worked together at the DuPont Munitions plant in Charleston, IN, she as a nurse and Red as a supervisor. They relocated with their four sons, to Seymour, IN in 1954, where Jane worked for Dr. Joseph Black for many years. After Dr. Black retired, she worked as an office nurse for Dr. Harry Baxter until her own retirement. Jane then moved to Sun City Center, where she served as parish nurse for her church. She then moved in 2006 to Savannah, GA.
Jane was a practicing Christian who loved the church and spiritual life. She served the First United Methodist Church in Seymour in several capacities over many years: Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, greeter, fund-raiser, and care-giver to the elderly. She was an active member of Psi Iota Xi, a service sorority, for years. She also loved to swim, take walks, and enjoy the outdoors.
Jane was an involved mother who supported her sons’ interest in all areas and activities. She instilled in her sons the axiom that “the good you do will come back to you.” She will live in the minds of family members as a deeply faithful, loving and caring person.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour, as well as the United Community Church in Sun City Center, and she attended Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in Savannah, GA.
She is survived by her son, Joseph C. Nowlin and daughter-in-law, Susan K. Nowlin of Bloomington, IN; her son, Thomas O. Nowlin and daughter-in-law, Linda C. Nowlin of Greenville, SC; her son, Timothy C. Nowlin and daughter-in-law, Suzette Nowlin, of Cincinnati, OH; three grandsons and their wives, Marty and Christy Nowlin of Carmel, IN, Tom and Bonny Nowlin of Whitestown, IN, Nate and Maria Nowlin of East Rutherford, NJ, and one granddaughter, Alexandra Nowlin of Charlotte, NC; and six great-grandchildren, Cara, Norah, and Joseph Thomas Nowlin of Carmel, IN, and Annica, Aiden, and Adelaide Nowlin of Whitestown, IN.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, five sisters, her son Eric G. Nowlin and her husband, Orin Nowlin. She touched many people with her love and faith.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that gifts be sent to the Seymour First United Methodist Church 201 East 3rd St., Seymour, IN 47274, with a designation for the Memorial Garden or the Sunday School Program. Condolences may be made to the family at www.woodlawn-fh.com.