Katherine M. Noel, 96, of Bloomfield, passed away at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005 at Greene County General Hospital.
Born July 30, 1908 in Elnora, she was the daughter of Ralph and Pearl (Beck) Melsheimer. She had been married to M. Benton Noel, who passed away in 1983.
She was a homemaker and also worked for the Bloomfield Woolen Mill. She was a member of Bloomfield First Christian Church, a charter member of the Homecraft Club, and a member of Harmony Sunday School class.
Survivors include: two daughters, Judith Heaton and her husband Jack of Columbus, and Janice Walker of Bloomfield; two grandsons, Brian Heaton of Columbus and Randall Walker, Jr. of Bloomfield; four granddaughters, Jennifer Mendenhall of Bloomfield, Kelly Spelts of Bloomfield, Lisa Newton of Columbus, and Laura Cox of Columbus; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband M. Benton Noel, two brothers, two sisters, and one son-in-law Randall M. Walker in 2002.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, Bloomfield, with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler and the Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, and one hour prior to service Sunday at the funeral home.