Ramona Staples van Nortwick

Published 4:50 am Sunday, March 14, 2010

By Staff
GREENVILLE – Mrs. Ramona Staples van Nortwick, died Friday, March 12, 2010 at the age of 95.
The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. van Nortwick spent her youth in Richmond, VA. She moved to Greenville as a young adult where she taught dancing for over fifty years and owned and operated the Jr. Cotillion for over 40 years. She was the oldest member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and had been instrumental in establishing the Radio Reading Service for the Blind in Eastern North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Ernest Staples and Nettie Bradley Staples; husband, Nathaniel Oliver van Nortwick, Jr.; son, George Staples van Nortwick; and granddaughter, Christian Staples van Nortwick.
She is survived by her: sons, Nathaniel Oliver van Nortwick, III and wife, Mimi, of Belhaven, and Henry Christian van Nortwick and wife, Mary, of Staunton, VA; daughter-in-law, Debra B. van Nortwick of Raleigh; granddaughters, Ramona S. van Nortwick of Simpson, Nancy Battle Witherington and husband, Scott, of Wilmington, Kelly B. van Nortwick of Raleigh, Sara V. Hyde and husband, Justin, in Kentucky and Olivia R. van Nortwick of Staunton, VA; grandsons, George Staples van Nortwick, Jr. of Raleigh, Christian O. van Nortwick of Florida, Nathaniel Oliver van Nortwick IV and Matthew Ward van Nortwick both of Belhaven; and two great grandsons, Kristoffer Glen Day and Jack Battle Day of Wilmington.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Radio Reading Service for the Blind, P.O. Box 20555, Greenville, NC 27858.
On-line condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com
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