Nancy (Carruth) Noker, a resident ofIndianasince 1951, passed away Jan. 10, 2014. 


She was born Oct. 8, 1927, in DuBois, the daughter of Frank T. and Julie (DeVenney) Carruth.  She was also predeceased by her only sibling Barbara C. Ginter, March 10, 2013.


She is survived by her daughter, Susan N. “Susie” Karloski and husband Ronald, of Murrysville, and their daughter, Kristin Ludl (Mark) and three children, of Chappaqua, NY; her daughter, Julie A. Noker, of Portola, CA, and her children, Nicole Berglund, of Las Vegas, NV; Jennifer Berglund and two children, of Portola, CA; and Matthew Berglund of Columbus, OH; and her son, David C. Noker, of Indiana.


Prior to her marriage,Nancywas employed by Bell Telephone, DuBois.  From June 1962 until her retirement in June 1997, she was the switchboard operator at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  For many years she answered every call received by I.S.T.C. and especially enjoyed the many students she dealt with over the years.  A front page Penn article called her “the voice of IUP.”


Most people knew her as the lady who walked everywhere, spoke with everyone and was totally loyal to the downtown merchants.  The Oak Grove was a special place to her – she walked her dogs, collected leaves and acorns and fed the squirrels.  She enjoyed the time she spent inLas Vegasand could get around the area like a resident.


Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Robinson-Lytle, Inc.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Morningside Cemetery Chapel, DuBois.


Memorial contributions may be made to theJimmyStewartMuseumor Four Footed Friends.


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