Nokie Ruth Vigar, 75, Akron, died 3 a.m., Sunday, June 6, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Logansport. She was born May 30, 1946, in Varney, W. Va., to Arthur and Arizona (Culverson) Varney.
Nokie married Curtis Vigar on April 13, 1964, in Wabash County; he died Oct. 6, 1986. She worked at BioMet in Warsaw, retiring after more than 20 years. She was a member of the Athens Community Church in Rochester. Nokie enjoyed vacationing, gambling, flowers, working in her yard and especially spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She is survived by six children: Jacquetta “Jackie” (Matt) Mannies of Logansport; Rod (Diana) Vigar of Akron; Terry Randall (Jane) Vigar of Roann; Jerry (Janet) Vigar of Akron; Rhonda (Jeff) Robins of Denver; and Barry (Kristi) Vigar of Macy; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Coetta (David) Steward of Kendallville; and Betty Maynard of Lodi, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Gerald Varney, Arthur Varney, Jr., and Alvis Varney; two sisters; Carol Varney and Willeta Fields; and brother-in-law, Bud Maynard.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service – Roann, 335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann, with Rev. Luke Vasicek officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Athens Community Church.