Nona L. Moats

July 17, 1931 ‒ November 21, 2012

Centerburg, Ohio

Nona L. Moats, age 81, of Vanatta Rd., Centerburg, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Nona was born on July 17, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Arthur and Thelma (Gibbs) Hofer. She was a 1949 graduate of Powell High School. Nona was employed and retired from CVS Pharmacy where she was a Clerk. She enjoyed the time she spent with her family and most of all the time she spent with her grandson.

Nona is survived by her daughter Jona (George) Gantner of Centerburg; her grandson, who was the joy and pride of her life, John Logan Gantner; her sister Vona Bales of Cincinnati; nieces, Patti Merkle, Becky Payne, Allyson Rhodes, Lori Bales, Lisa Boys, Leah Alten; nephews, Greg, Brad, and Jeff Garrett; and her forever friends, Sue Yount and Beverly Sesma.

Besides her parents, Nona was preceded in death by her husband John Moats and her sister Cloa Garrett.

There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private celebration of her life in the spring. She will be remembered by the people she touched throughout her life by her loving and thoughtful ways.

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