Thelma Genneva "Nevie" (Jacobs) Rairdon
Thelma Genneva “Nevie” (Jacobs) Rairdon, 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 Aug. 5, 1997, after 51 years of loving marriage.
Nevie will be missed by her children, Donna Dalene (Kenny) Woolston of Morgantown and Stan C. (Julie) Rairdon of Franklin; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three infant sisters; a brother, Paul Jacobs; two sisters, Pearl Slinger and Esther Ratliff; and a niece, Connie Kirby, whom 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 and 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 Morgantown First Christian Church.
The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Nevie to Morgantown First Christian Church building fund, P.O. Box 306, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Rairdon family at www.meredith-clark.com.