Nola Imogene (Garner) Spears, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away, along with her beloved daughter, Donna Rosebrough on Saturday, March 24, 2018, having attained the age of 86 years, 9 months, and 11 days. She was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Wednesday, April 15, 1931, the daughter of the late Mattie and Wilbur Garner.
Nola was a resident of Burkesville, Kentucky before moving to Indianapolis with her husband, Delmer in 1948. Delmer and Nola had two daughters, Pamela Markus and Donna Rosebrough and also raised their oldest granddaughter from birth, Bobbi Cantrell. Nola was a member of Pleasant Heights Baptist Church for many years.
Known to many by Granny, she made her home a welcoming place. With a southern accent as sweet as her homemade apple pie, her charm could win over anyone’s hearts. She was so proud of her family in so many different ways. The only thing bigger than her infectious smile was her heart. She will be missed but celebrated by all who were lucky enough to know her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Spears, parents, Mattie and Wilbur Garner, sisters, Uldeen Ferguson, Bessie Sewell, Virginia Young, Gwendolyn Wray and joined in heaven with her daughter, Donna Rosebrough.
She is survived by her sister, Marie (Weldon) Rowe, daughters, Pamela (George) Markus, Bobbi (Chris) Cantrell, Jamie Dunn, Jimmy Dunn, Eric (Kelsey) Rosebrough, Ryan (Evann) Rosebrough, son-in-law, Rick Rosberough and 13 great grandchildren, many in-laws and numerous friends.
Nola was feisty, a bit stubborn and always young at heart and very, very loved and missed beyond belief.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Flanner Buchanan-Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield, Indiana.
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