Oma Faye Niswonger, age 95, of Jonesburg, passed away on November 11, in New Florence. She was born on March 2, 1928, to John and Trixie Laughlin (nee Weaver) in Supply Arkansas.
Oma was a beloved member of her community, known for her kind and nurturing nature. Her passion for children extended beyond her own family. Oma worked as a cook at Jonesburg Elementary School, where she delighted in watching the children grow. Her warm and welcoming presence made her a safe haven for all who crossed her path. Oma had a deep love for gardening, canning, and cooking. These hobbies brought her joy and allowed her to share her culinary creations with her loved ones. Her delicious meals and preserved goodies will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of tasting them.
Oma will be deeply missed by her surviving children, Donald Niswonger, Ronald Niswonger, Stanley Niswonger, Janet Lockhart (Harold), and Lucinda DuCoulombier. Oma leaves behind a legacy of love and nurturing, which will continue through her grandchildren, Linda Gambrell, Brandi Niswonger, Melissa Kuhlo (Matt), Ronni Savio (John), Amy Tracy, Jason Hoelscher (Sarah), Keith Niswonger, Angela Angel, Jennifer Niswonger, Megan Boone (Richard), Samantha Niswonger, Miranda Niswonger, Jessica Patton, Jaqueline Mischlispy (Joseph), and Maizie Brown. She is also survived by 39 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren, and siblings, Mack Laughlin, Peggy Grunz, and Edwina Turner, Oma was preceded in death by her parents, John and Trixie Laughlin, her siblings Patsey Hackler, Joffrey Laughlin, Aleda Carol, Wanda Smith, Mary Beamer, Marquette Laughlin, Lafayette Laughlin, as well as her daughter, Pamela Niswonger, daughter in-law Robin Niswonger and grandchildren, Toby Hindman and Brian Niswonger.
Oma Faye Niswonger's presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her love, kindness, and nurturing nature will forever be cherished by her family, friends, and community.
A visitation will be held Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home in Jonesburg. The funeral will follow at 12 p.m. Memorials can be made to Pascale's Pals in care of Pitman Funeral Home.