Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 4, 2013 11:02 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Lois Nadine Thatcher, 83, formerly of Brinkhaven, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.

She was born Jan. 9, 1929, in Benton to Mast and Beluah (Mast) Kauffman. She was a graduate of Aultman Nursing School in Canton and Syracuse University in New York. She was a certified midwife, and worked as such on an Indian reservation in Arizona for seven years. She was also the former director of nursing at the Joel Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg. Lois married Charles “Jack” Thatcher on June 25, 1966. They were members of the Millersburg Mennonite Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jack of Brinkhaven; a sister, Geneva (Melvin) Martin of Pennsylvania;’ a brother, Elmo (Katherine) Kauffman of Walnut Creek; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Grace Lehman.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastors Patrick and Christine Nfzigeor will officiate. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery in Danville. Visiting will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the OES Activities Department, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Visit

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