Obituary for Mrs. Linda Lou Noel

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Mrs. Linda Lou Noel

December 18, 1953 - April 10, 2018

Linda Lou (Hendershot) Noel, age 64, passed away Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018 at her home in Martinsville.

She was born December 18, 1953, in Columbus, to her parents, Herschel N. and Donna L. (Rider) Hendershot.  Linda was a 1972 graduate of Brown County High School and went on to graduate from Marion County General Hospital School of Nursing in 1975.

She retired in 2017 as a Registered Nurse for Johnson Memorial Hospital after 38 years of service. Linda was nominated and recognized several times for various awards by the staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital and was awarded Nurse of the Year in 2015. Through the years, she was also nominated for several awards through A Salute to Nurses program for her dedication to the nursing profession. Linda was a founding member of the Gateway Chapel Holiness Church in Martinsville where she continued to be an active member since 2007. Linda enjoyed reading, tending to her flower gardens and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 43 devoted years, Lowell G. Noel, whom she married on July 13, 1974 in Nashville. Linda is also survived by her mother, Donna L. Hendershot of Nashville; children, Lynda “Michelle” (Bob) Romeiser of Nashville, Jason (Rachael) Noel of Mooresville, Ryan Bruce Noel of Indianapolis and Tricia (Bradley) Wick of Lucerne; grandchildren, Henry and Jasper Noel & Brad and Ashley Wick; twin sister, Tamara Sue (Danny) Cooper of Indianapolis, sister, Patricia Kay Hendershot of Nashville; brothers, Ronald (Diane) Hendershot of Columbus and Todd Ray (Susie) Hendershot of Norman.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Herschel.

The Rev. Tom Bell will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Linda to the Gateway Chapel Holiness Church, 470 N. Marion Street, Martinsville, IN 46151.

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Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: December 18, 1953
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Robin A. (Moore) Johnson posted on 4/13/18

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss of your beloved gem and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you….I graduated high school with Linda (and her sister Tammy). Linda was always kind to me and always wore a smile. I know that you have many wonderful memories to keep and cherish always. My thoughts and prayers are with you. In memory of Linda, R.N. TO BE A NURSE “To be a nurse is to walk with God Along the path that The Master Trod; To soothe the achings of human pain, To faithfully serve for little gain. To lovingly do the kindly deed, A cup of water to one in need. A tender hand on a fevered brow, A word of cheer to the living now; To teach the soul through it's body's woe, Ah! this is the way The Lord would go. O white-capped girls in dresses of blue, The Great Physician is working through you!” [Author: A. H. LAWRENCE]


Janet Hoffman posted on 4/13/18

Linda was a pleasure to work with if it was side by side or on the phone placing a patient's meal order. She always did it with kindness. The day I was discharged from JMH, after a lengthy stay, to a rehab center Linda was my nurse. She went out of her way to make that scary situation easier to deal with. I will never forget that. May God watch over you and you feel the love in his comfort I will miss you, Janet.


Jerry Castner posted on 4/13/18

Lowell and family. We are so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you all in our prayers.


Mrs.kathy Wire posted on 4/13/18

I worked with Linda at the hospital. She was one of the nicest people there.she would help anyone, you never had to ask her.she was wonderful to all her patients. When I retired she came up to me and gave me the best hug.linda loved our God, true believer. She will be really missed and never and miss you Linda.sincerly Kathy w.


Janet Hoffman posted on 4/12/18

In memory of Linda, Janet Hoffman lit a candle


Libby (Ashman) Torrance posted on 4/12/18

So sorry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Darlina Shaw posted on 4/12/18

So sorry for your loss, Lowell.


Elizabeth Siscoe-Shiery posted on 4/12/18

When our family would visit Indiana, it was always a highlight to go to Uncle Gene and Aunt Linda's house! We were always welcomed with open arms and spoiled royally. Uncle Gene, it breaks my heart to think of your loss, but it also gives me great comfort knowing that Aunt Linda is suffering no more. Love and prayers to all of you during this time!


Donita Grider posted on 4/12/18

Aunt Linny Lou was an inspiration to all who knew her. She never let anything sway her faith or alter her perspective. She hit every battle head on and never let her smile fall even in her darkest moments. So many people have a story about her and how she touched their life and I have no doubt of the impact she had on everyone because in my heart she set the gold standard for how we should all strive to live. Her memory of course will live on with all of us but the world will never be the same without her in it. All my love to Jason Racheal Ryan Michelle Trisha the babies and Gene. Gene her love for you was world class. You were her rock and she adored you. Hugs xo JoJo


yavonna(hardwick) osborn posted on 4/11/18

Linda was a very caring person, and she was a very good nurse. Have known her for years . She will be missed by those who loved her, prayers for the family and friends.


Lynnette posted on 4/11/18

I first met Linda in 2008. Her smile always genuine and her compassion always evident towards those she cared for and worked with. She took time out to teach any who was wiling to learn and even though she was fighting her own battle she did so with the determination and strength of a warrior and an Angels heart. I never heard her complain once about anything or anyone. She was inspiring and uplifting even during trying times. Linda was more than just the example of what a nurse should be, she was the example of love, courage and humanity. I will never forget her. Nor will anyone who was blessed to have shared any part of their life with her. It only took one smile and you knew you had met someone incredibly special. R.I.P Linda. May God comfort and give strength to your family. You will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for the many things you shared and for teaching us the art of living with compassion.


Lynnette posted on 4/11/18

I honestly don't believe they could come any better than Linda. I never once heard her complain about a single thing ever. She always had a smile even during her most trying days. She never failed to give her all to those she cared for. Always willing to step up to help, to teach, to console anyone in need. When I think of angels on earth, warriors, and sincerity I think of her. I treasure the times I have been blessed to share any part of her in this life. Linda showed us all what nursing was all about. She lived the example of strength and compassion. R.I.P sweet Angel . You will be forever in our hearts . May God bless your family with strength and comfort and provide those who are hurting will all that is needed to get through the days ahead.


Aimee Radford posted on 4/11/18

I met Linda in 2011 when I started my first job as a RN at JMH. Most seasoned nurses would have never given me the chance but Linda took me under her wing and taught me so much in such a short time. Beside the nursing skills, the life lessons she modeled will never be forgotten. She fought so long and hard. No matter how she was feeling, she always had a smile on her face and a positive word to say. I am so honored to have been taught by the best and to have gotten to know such a wonderful, strong and beautiful woman. My heart aches for all who knew her. Rest In Peace Miss Linda, you were adored and loved.


Melissa Hendershot posted on 4/11/18

Uncle Gene, Jason, Ryan, Michelle, Trisha, Rachel, and family. I'm so blessed to have had Easter with Aunt Linda. She is a hero to me, she fought a battle that so many could not of done. Linda was such a wonderful loving lady. She was a realist that was not afraid of her battle. I know the angels in heaven and other family and friends before her rejoiced at her arrival. Like her heart her smile was one of a kind. I sure will miss her and am blessed to have had her in my family. All my love, Melissa Hendershot, Mike Harris, Brandon, Kaliah, Quincy & Corbin