Nanette C. Moder-VanHouten

May 13, 1969 ‒ September 09, 2011

Butler, Ohio

Nanette C. Moder-Van Houten, age 42, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011after a long fought battle with Juvenile Diabetes since the age of 4 at the Whispering Hills Nursing Home.

She was born on May 13, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio to Norman Moder and Mary (Wigal) Shaffer. Nanette was a 1987 graduate from Mount Vernon High School after 11 ½ years in the Centerburg Schools. She was employed as a server, home health aide, N.H.I, Kents Kones and an office cleaner. She was a hard worker. Nanette was known as a fighter. Her doctor’s would complement her courage during her hard battle with Juvenile Diabetes. She was also known as a talker. The doctor’s would tell Nanette’s family if her mouth was moving she was getting better. Even through all of her hardships, Nanette always had a smile on her face and love in her heart.

She is survived by her daughter Brittania “Britt” Rena Moder of Butler; her son Geoffrey Thomas Moder of Butler; her mother Mary Shaffer of Butler; her father Norman D. Moder of Texas; her step-grandmother Cora Vannoy Wigal of Parkersburg, WV; her paternal grandfather Norman O. Moder; her grandmother Jane Apt of Columbus; and her husband Roy Van Houten.

Nanette was preceded in death by her brother Jeoffrey Moder; her grandparents Herbert and Clara Wigal and her great grandmother Mary Moder.

Friends may call on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 4 – 6 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home with the service to follow beginning at 6 PM with Rev. Jerry Bell officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family to defer funeral costs.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Nanette C. Moder Van Houten.

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