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Della Delores Carson Nolan peacefully passed from her earthly life to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 79 years of age. She was surrounded and comforted by her loved ones. Della (affectionately called "Lois" by her family) was born in Terre Haute, to Robert Earl and Daphney Burnetta Carson.
She excelled in her formal education through the Vigo County School System. Della and her husband, Paul M. Nolan, were blessed with 50 years of marriage. As the children grew, she began working outside their home. She retired from Union Hospital after many years in the dietary department. Her love of cooking and preparing meals for family and friends led her to other venues. She opened her own catering business called "Della's Delight". Over the years she collected a large library of cookbooks from around the world. After retiring again, she provided daycare services for many families in need of child care.
Della had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Bethlehem Temple Church. She was very involved in the church, volunteering in various ministries and assisted with various fundraising events. She loved music, traveling, and shopping. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was truly blessed ... as those who knew her were truly blessed too!
She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Robert Earl Carson Jr. and Thomas Leroy Carson; children, Sherbert Covie Hurtt Sr., Paul Lawrence Nolan, Juanita Jo Nolan and Justin Quante Nolan; granddaughter, Denise Owens.
She leaves to cherish her memory and legacy her husband, Paul M. Nolan; sons, James (Harrietta) Hurtt and Walter Trent Nolan, both of Terre Haute and Stacey (Lavern) Nolan, Evansville; daughters, Pauletta (Harry) Turner and Mary Yvette Brown, both of Terre Haute; siblings: brother, Dale (LaConda) Carson and three sisters, Evelyn Allen, Rosa Evans and Audrey Barnhill all of Terre Haute; stepchildren, Paul Nolan Jr. and Glenda Stewart, both of Milwaukee; Pam Nolan, Indianapolis; 20 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and a host of relatives, extended families and friends.
Visitation will be today, July 21, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m., and a funeral service celebrating her life will be Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. Both the visitation and celebration of life will be at Bethlehem Temple Church, 1432 South 13th St., Terre Haute. Suffragan Bishop J. Glenn Purnell, Senior Pastor and Eulogist. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Russell Funeral assisted with the arrangements
Published on July 20, 2017
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