Nina Floretta Wise

February 14, 1917 ‒ June 05, 2011

Gambier, Ohio

Nina Floretta Wise, age 94, of Zion Road, Gambier, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on February 14, 1917 in Rising Sun, Ohio to the late Franklin and Annie (Bennett) Spurgeon. Nina helped her husband, Clarence A. Wise, whom she married on June 22, 1931 run the family farm in Gambier. She served as a 4-H advisor and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, but most important to her was being a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother to her family.

She is survived by her two sons, Larry Wise of Gambier and Tom (Carol) Wise of Gambier, twelve grandchildren, Melony Nino, Brian (Diana) Wise, Annie (Jason) Steel, Emily Wise, Corby (Carrie Martin) Wise, Jessica Mann, Lori (Brad) Boval and Lisa Lohr, fifteen great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Wise, a son, Wesley Wise, a grandson, Jay Wise and eight brothers and sisters, Iva Spurgeon, Arthur Spurgeon, Nellie Morgan, Stellie Pierce, Hattie Hutton, Hazel Edwards, Bennett Spurgeon and Florene Spurgeon.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Bob Pelfrey will be officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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