Mrs. Lenora S. “Nory” Hiatt, age 97 of Palestine, Ohio passed away at 10:55 A.M. Tuesday December 1, 2009 at Wayne Hospital Greenville, Ohio. She was born May 25, 1912 in Liberty Township Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Roy & Ota (Lowdenslager) Edwards.
Lenora was a homemaker, a School Cook at Liberty Local School, had worked at Rush’s Grocery of Palestine, also had worked as a baby sitter and some house cleaning.
She enjoyed sewing, shopping and being with her family. She also attended the Palestine Church of Christ and the Palestine Ladies Aid.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband—Ralph Hiatt March 15, 2003. They were married November 15, 1930. Also preceded in death by her son Duane Hiatt; Brothers Leonard & Raymond Edwards; and son in law Paul Ayette in 2006.
Lenora is survived by a daughter Margaret A. Ayette of Greenville; son and daughter in law Larry L. and Barb Hiatt of Greenville and daughter in law Dorothy Hiatt of Palestine. Also by grandchildren and their spouses—Tony and Joyce Ayette, Gary and Kathy Ayette, Randy and Coleen Ayette, Phil Ayette, Michelle and Dan Marker, Mike and Lori Ayette, Teresa Via, Cheryl and Tom Purdy, Curt and April Hiatt, Sonya and Scott Hill, Mark and Robin Hiatt and Marcia and Tony Sowry. Step grandchildren and spouses—Monte and Terri Clemens, Christy and Scott Evans, Angie and Keith Keiser and Kelly and Barry Paulus. Twenty Six great grandchildren and forty great great grandchildren. A sister Mary Wentworth of Greenville and sister in law Norma Kuhnle of Greenville. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 5, 2009 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 till 8 P.M. and on Saturday one hour prior to the services in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Charity of your choice.