Novella Van, age 93 longtime resident of Shawneetown, died peacefully on July 4, 2014 in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her family. Novella was born in Island Station, KY on February 17, 1921 to the late John and Ludie (Moore) Hafley.
She was married on December 23, 1938 to Virgil Van who preceded her in death in 1973. Novella was a very hard worker and enjoyed being around her family and friends. She loved to go out and eat and enjoy life. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend and will be so missed by the community.
Novella is survived by 2 sons, Arval and Anita Van and Tilden and Mary Van all of Shawneetown, 3 daughters, Marlene and Roy Lynch of Ridgway, Virgie and Brian Patton of Shawneetown, and Joyce and Stanley Weddell of Geneva, KY. 19 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren. She was pre deceased by 4 daughters, Wanda Osborne, Wilma Gobtop, Lois Taylor and Opal Matthews, also a great grand child, Jaclyn.
Visitation for Novella will be on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. Her funeral will be on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM. Rev. Michael Rushing will officiate and interment will follow in the Hogan Cemetery in Shawneetown.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com