Nooner, Betty Irene Age 90, of Edina, MN passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on November 19, 2019, in Edina. She was a former resident of Plymouth, Il, Annandale, VA, and Bloomington, MN. Born in Oak Park, IL, to Bernice Alberta (Bartlett) and Henry Hutton Marr as the oldest of 5 siblings. Raised in Plymouth, IL by her Aunt Ruby and Uncle Grant Douglas. She married Morris "Bob" Nooner, Jr. in Colmar, IL. As a young couple, they owned and operated the Nooner Drug Store in Plymouth, IL as well as the Plymouth Movie Theatre. While raising their family, Betty was an unwavering supporter of her husband's career as Director of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Paul, State Commander American Legion and Superintendent of Schools. She was a patriot and woman of extremely strong faith. Active for many years in the American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, PTA, United Methodist Women, and as a nursing assistant at the Minnesota Masonic Home. She was always known for her extended compassion and caring for the elderly. She treasured friends she made while enjoying golf, bowling, cards and leading a Bible Study group. Affectionately known as Nana by her grandchildren, her dedication and nurturing love for her family were unmatched. Preceding her in death were her husband of 59 years, Morris "Bob" Nooner, Jr. her parents and her Aunt Ruby (Bartlett) and Uncle Grant Douglas, 1 brother Frank W. "Bud" Marr, 2 sisters, Theon Elda Hoener, and Phyllis June Smith. She leaves behind 3 sons, Tom (Judy Sterling) Nooner of Fallbrook, CA, Rod (Nancy) Nooner, Richfield, MN, Terry (Tracey) Nooner, Frederic, WI, 1 daughter, Lori (Rich) Gergen, Stillwater, MN; 8 grandchildren, Alison Nooner, Lara (Trent) Clasen, Meghan (Josh) Symalla, Janelle (Dan) Green, Raif, Kahlan, Peightan, & Rhyse Gergen. 1 sister Opal Marie Muir, Hillsborough, OR, niece Barbara McCollum, many other beloved nieces and nephews. Services November 30, 2019, 11 a.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 11194 36th Street North, Lake Elmo, MN Visitation following. Reception 3 p.m Brookdale Edina, 3330 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN 55435 Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Plymouth Circle Community Center and sent to Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431 (952) 884-8145 Additional celebratory remembrance to be held on August 29, 2020 in Plymouth, IL.
Betty Irene (Marr) Nooner
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