Naomi Thurlow, 85

Naomi Faye Thurlow, 85, Wabash, passed away on June 8, at the Heritage House in New Castle. She was born to the late Looney Grady and Daisy (Smith) Powell on July 6, 1928 in Ashville, N.C.

She was a high school graduate and attended Central Wesleyan College in South Carolina. She married Melvin Philip Thurlow on Sept. 12, 1952; he passed away on May 10, 2001. Faye was a homemaker to her family. She was a member of Wabash Alliance Church.

She is survived by two sons,  Jon M. Thurlow and wife Kim, New Castle and Robert D. Thurlow and wife Johanna, Cedarville, Ohio; three daughters, Nancy C. Short and husband Stan, Nashville, Tenn., Beth A. Mazerik and husband James, Salinas, Calf. and Phyllis J. Ronco and husband Doug, Madeira Beach, Fla.; brother, Glenn Powell, Marion, N.C.; three sisters, Ruby Powell and Clara Chandler, both of Asheville, N.C., and Ruth Beyler, Palos, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis E. Thurlow and most recently Michael W. Thurlow on Feb. 16, 2014.

A memorial service for both Faye and Michael will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Calling hours for family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are directed to Freedom House ministry of the Foursquare Church, 3200 S 14th St., New Castle, IN 47362.

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Posted on 2014 Jun 23