Jeannette Nolan-Westlake


Jeannette Nolan Westlake, 97, died January 29, 2018 at her daughter’s home near Augusta, Georgia after an extended illness.

Jeannette will be transported to Columbus, where she enjoyed many fulfilling and happy years of her life.

Visitation will be held this Friday, February 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hathaway Myers Funeral Home, 1022 Pearl St., Columbus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 3, at 10 a.m. at St Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St., with the Rev. Clement T. Davis as celebrant. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.

Jeannette was born on July 2, 1920 in Cohoes, New York, to Leo and Wilhelmina Mossey. She was the third of five children.

In high school, she developed a passion for singing and administration. Upon graduation from Albany Business College, Jeannette pursued a brief career as an administrative assistant and a professional opera singer in New York and Indianapolis.

On September 11, 1944 Jeannette married John J. Nolan, Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. They were married for 46 years until John’s passing in 1990. Together they raised four children, Dianne Nolan Dickson of Mandeville, Louisiana, Janice Nolan Blanchard of Shelbyville, John Nolan of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Mary Elizabeth Nolan Hyer of Grovetown, Georgia.

Jeannette moved with her husband John to Indiana in 1956 and was heavily involved in the local community and St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

In her spare time, she enjoyed volunteering, gardening, and spending time with her 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Following her marriage to John, she was married for 18 years to Robert Douglas Westlake from 1994 to 2012.

Her family paid this tribute to her: “Jeannette (Mom-Mom) was one of the kindest, most loving people you could ever meet; she opened her heart and her home to many over the years and she will be sorely missed.”

She is survived by her two daughters, Dianne Dickson and Mary Liz Hyer, son, John Nolan; sisters, Leona Linen, Lorraine Keis and brother, Ret. Chaplain Colonel Robert E. Mossey.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Wilhelmina Amyot; and her daughter, Janice Nolan Blanchard.

Memorials may be sent to: Homestead Hospice, 4210 Columbia Rd, Augusta, GA 30907, Tel: 706.396.5600; St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus IN 47201, Tel: 812.379.9353; or Our Hospice of South Central IN, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201, Tel: 812.314.8083.

The family will receive online condolences at

Hathaway-Myers Chapel is serving the Nolan-Westlake family.