Nettie Jane Langley
Nettie Jane Langley of Tipton went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2007 at 2:26 p.m. She passed away at the Tipton Hospital while in the presence of her children, grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was 91 years of age.
She was born Nettie Jane McCubbins in Tipton to Earnest and Donna (Needham) McCubbins on December 7, 1915. Her step-father was Charles Owens. After living in Hamilton County for a short time, and while still a young girl, the family moved to Tipton where she attended elementary and high school.
She married Donald M. Langley on August 13, 1935 and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1986.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and was a member of the West Street Christian Church.
Nettie was a homemaker but perhaps more importantly, she was a caregiver to so many. She took care of her elderly mother-in-law for many years before her passing at the age of 97. Her husband, Don, was on kidney dialysis for approximately seven years and she learned how to operate the very complicated equipment in their home three times each week. She also provided care to virtually every grandchild and several great-grandchildren and helped to shape their lives. She always put others needs ahead of her own.
She is survived by sons Ronald Langley and wife Florence of Kokomo and Gerald Langley and wife Patricia of Tipton. Also, her daughters Beverly Hollis and husband Don of Kokomo and Brenda Dane of Tipton as well as a half-brother, Leroy Owens of Tipton and half-sister, Joan Sharp of Elwood.
Her grandchildren are Donita Rippy, Lisa Goodrich, Gary Langley, Mike Langley, Doug Dane, and Shelly Walsh, all of Tipton. Also Tim Hollis of Lafayette, Rich Langley of Kokomo and Mark Langley of Fishers. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Allen, her parents and step-father as well as siblings Lena Rice, Thelma Burns, Mary Miller, Margaret Holmes and Raymond McCubbins. Also half-brother Phil Miller and half-sisters Wilma Jean Owens and Betty Fenn.
Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton is in charge of the arrangements. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, July 4 from 2:00-4:00 and from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and officiated by the Rev. Roger Burns-Watson. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow at Tipton's Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 60674.