Obituary for Thelma "Nevie" Genneva Rairdon

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Thelma "Nevie" Genneva Rairdon

June 14, 1922 - June 19, 2013

Thelma "Nevie" Genneva (Jacobs) Rairdon, age 91, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Franklin United Methodist Community surrounded by her loving family. She was a former resident of Morgantown.

Nevie was born June 14, 1922 in Hensley Township to the late Joseph and Mary (Frazier) Jacobs. She married Dale W. Rairdon on June 29, 1946 in Nineveh. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1997 after 51 years of loving marriage.

Nevie will be missed by her children: Donna Dalene (Kenny) Woolston of Morgantown & Stan C. (Julie) Rairdon of Franklin; seven grandchildren: and sixteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three infant sisters; a brother: Paul Jacobs; sisters: Pearl Slinger & Esther Ratliff; and a niece: Connie Kirby that Nevie raised.

Nevie was a dedicated homemaker who found some of life's greatest pleasures in flower and vegetable gardening, tending to her fruit trees, watching nature and feeding the birds & squirrels. She was a huge fan of Conway Twitty and Indiana University Basketball. Nevie enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports.

Nevie was a member of the Morgantown First Christian Church.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 1:30 pm Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 am until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery, Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Nevie toMorgantown First Christian Church Building Fund, PO Box 306, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Rairdon family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: June 14, 1922
Died: June 19, 2013

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Sondra Cooley posted on 1/1/00

I was so sorry to learn of your loss and wish to express to all of you my deepest sympathy. Nev was the best neighbor that my Dad, Mom, and then George could have had. Both she and Dale are and will always be fondly remembered.