Lebanon Reporter


April 15, 2014

Frank E. Nay Jr.

Mr. Frank E. Nay Jr., 90, of Avon, formerly of Thorntown, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at Wellbrooke of Avon.

Frank was born in Sheridan, on Sept. 19, 1923. He was a son of the now late Olive (Raines) and Frank E. Nay Sr. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941 and attended Indiana School of Mortuary Science. Following school, Frank enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably during World War II. On June 4, 1947, he was married to Wilma Jean Rawlings in Sheridan. Mrs. Nay passed away on March 22, 2007. In 1949, Frank and Wilma moved to Thorntown and purchased the Crane Funeral Home. In 1956, he received his insurance and real estate license and operated offices in both Thorntown and Lebanon, retiring in 1987.

Frank was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

He was a member of United Methodist Church of Thorntown, where he served as trustee; American Legion Post 218, Thorntown; Masonic Lodge; Elks Lodge; and Ulen Country Club, Lebanon. He served on the Boone County Council for 14 years and the Thorntown Utilities Board of Director for 44 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Trish (Steve) Ripstra of Huntingburg, Jerolyn (Harold) Cox of Greenville, Tenn., and (Jim) Vicki Bridges of Avon; brother, Fred (Oleta) Nay of Zionsville; six grandchildren, Brian Carr of Beech Grove, Brent Cox of Thorntown, Jennifer Thacker of Huntington, Amanda Rees of Muncie, Kim (Joe) Gray of Munster and Jenny (John) Sinnett of Fort Collins, Colo.; and eight great-grandchildren, Noah and Olivia Cox, Cassidy and Madelyn Rees, Brock Thacker, Ben and Olivia Sinnett, and Mitch Gray.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. today, April 15, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. today at Myers Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. Karen Ottjes officiating. Interment, with military rites, will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Thorntown, 201 N. Market St., Thorntown, IN 46071.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

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