Nina Faye Forsythe (nee: Deacon), 98 years of age, and a resident of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria, following a full and meaningful life.
She was born June 18, 1922, in Putnam County, West Virginia where she was raised and graduated from Hurricane High School. Nina continued her education in South Charleston where she graduated from the secretarial program. She had made her home in Elyria for many years. Nina’s spiritual heritage began as a young woman when she attended a revival tent meeting with the Rev. B. R. Lakin who was a circuit riding minister. It was during those meetings that she came to know Christ as her Lord and Savior. She went on to publicly declare her love for Christ by being baptized in 1935 in Hurricane, West Virginia.
Nina loved her Lord and enjoyed singing in the church choir and teaching Sunday School. She was employed as a tool room secretary at CTS Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana for many years before retiring in 1984. Her hobbies included traveling with her late husband William in their RV, reading, shopping and crocheting afghans to give away to family and friends.
Survivors include her children William F. Forsythe, Jr. (Mary Good) of Colorado; Linda F. Jervis of Florida and Susan F. Friesner (Dan) of Elyria; nine grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-two years William Franklin Forsythe on October 1, 2017; her brother Joe Deacon; and her parents Walter and Vada Deacon (nee: Chaney).
Public visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening, November 16, 2020, by reservation at https://signup.com/go/oMPtDaM or by calling 440-988-4451 during business hours, at Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, Ohio. Public graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17th, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens; 10875 Jefferson Street, Osceola, Indiana 46561 at 1:00 p.m. Rebroadcasting of graveside services will be available at YOUTUBE/Hempel Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Gideons PO Box 923, Amherst, Ohio 44001.
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