Steve R. Nolan

Steve R. Nolan
Steve R. Nolan


Steve Raymond Nolan, 87, of Seymour, Indiana passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Born on December 30, 1931, Steve was a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather, but to many who loved him he was just Papaw. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He enjoyed woodworking, bluegrass music, working on vehicles, gardening, hunting, and watching the weather and news channels. He also loved to spend time with all of his “little possums” (grandchildren).

Steve was self-employed for the majority of his adult life, cleaning carpets, performing janitorial services for businesses in the Jackson County area, and operating a radiator repair shop. He served in the United States Army during his younger life, serving in Korea as an artillery loader. He loved to play his banjo and mandolin.

Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Alice (Gray) Nolan and his sisters Mildred Sowder and Roberta McKinney. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Betty Ellen (Hamilton), and brothers Tony (Machusa), Troy, and Delbert.

He also loved his surviving children (Debbie Nolan (Steve), Barbara Toppe, Mary Fields, Glenda Teipen, Rea Webster (Robert), Bobby “Dinger” Harris (Debbie)), 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

Brother Larry Dalton will conduct services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time with burial following services at Butlerville Cemetery where Steve will be honored with military rites.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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