Nola E. West, age 94, died at home in her sleep on Friday December 23, 2016 from an unrelenting battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on March 13, 1922 to Frank and Oda Rohrscheib (both deceased) in Dubois County, IN. Nola was the oldest of three children. She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Rohrscheib, Jr. Nola’s sister, Diane Gehlhausen, continues to live in Dubois County, IN.
Nola married Paul Weisheit on May 1, 1938 and they had four children. They resided in Indianapolis,Indiana, later they divorced. Nola never remarried.
Nola attended beauty school where she obtained her hairstyling license. Sheen enjoyed her time making others beautiful while making a living. Later in her life, she kept herself busy cleaning homes and businesses for many years preceding her illness.
Nola had a major role in helping care for many of her grandchildren alongside her two daughters, Sandy Moore and Kay Wilson in addition to her son, Kent Weisheit who preceded her in death on January 25, 2006. Nola also has a son, Vance Weisheit, who lives with his family in Connecticut.
Nola was the matriarch to a huge family who loved her unconditionally. Her light may be burned out now but she shines forever in all of our hearts.
During Nola’s battle with Alzheimer’s, she lived with and was cared for by her daughter, Sandy. Also during this time, Nola was cared for by two of her
great-granddaughters, Hayley Roach and Victoria Klepacki. They both decided to get the medical licensing necessary to give their “Mamaw” the most trusted and loving care possible. Many videos, pictures and memories were made during Nola’s long life. She will be truly missed by ALL of her family and friends.
Nola leaves behind a legacy of her 4 children mentioned above.
She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren-Tammy Green, Angela Caudill, Kent Brady, Marvin Moore, Brenda Hamilton, Scott Hamilton, Steve Hamilton, Brad Hamilton, Jason Morrison, Shelley Green, Terry Weisheit, Kimberly Quinones and Kurt Weisheit.
Nola leaves behind 25 great-grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren and a great-great-great granddaughter.
Nola’s life celebration will be held on Saturday 12/31/2016 from 11am until 3pm at Albertson’s Mortuary located at 1775 N. Sherman Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46218