Weather Forecast


Sophie L. Nohl Oct. 16, 1916 - March 29, 2009

HANCOCK -- Sophie Leona Nohl, 92, of Hancock died Sunday at Courage Cottage in Morris.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Apostolic Christian Church, rural Morris. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church.

She was born Oct. 16, 1916, in Lamar, Mo., to Charles and Bertha (Widmer) Banwart. Her parents died when she was 3 and she moved to Morris to live with her aunt and uncle, Sadie and John Metzger. She attended school in Morris and Hancock. They later moved to Elgin, Ill., where she did housework and worked at the Elgin Watch Factory.

She married Lawrence Nohl on Nov. 8, 1938, in Dubuque, Iowa. They lived and farmed in the Hancock area, retiring in 1975 and moving into Hancock. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Morris.

She is survived by three children: Ruth Nohl, Kenneth (and Jackie) Nohl and Lynda Nohl, all of Hancock; one daughter-in-law: Bonnie Nohl of Morris; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; one son: Larry Nohl; one grandson; 11 brothers and four sisters.