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Official Obituary of

Terry Lynn (Houghtaling) Nolcox

Terry Nolcox Obituary

Terry Lynn Nolcox, 72, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 at RiverOaks Health Campus in Princeton, IN. She was born April 2,1951 in Lawrenceville, IL to the late Norman D. Houghtaling and Ina R. (LaMar) Houghtaling. She graduated from Princeton Community High School in 1969 and Oakland City College with a degree in mathematics in 1973. Terry worked for Norfolk Southern as an operator for 10 years. She went on to serve as the librarian for Brumfield Elementary School for 13 years. During that time, she enjoyed being the voice of the Princeton Community Tiger track and field teams. Terry served on the Board of Directors for Princeton Little League at Jack Bishop Field for three years. She also served as the player agent for a year.

Terry was passionate about genealogy, which was sparked by a project in her high school biology class. She was an active member of the Gibson County Historical Society and served as the Gibson County Historian for five years. Due to her love of genealogy and reading, she served on the Princeton Library Board of Trustees for two terms. Terry enjoyed spending her time researching her and her husband's family members, taking time on vacations to visit courthouses, cemeteries, libraries and various other historical landmarks associated with our Nation’s history. Terry attended the Methodist Church in Hazleton while she was young, the Presbyterian Church in Princeton and Wayman Chapel AME Church located in Lyles Station, Indiana with her husband. She had a strong personal faith in God that was important to her. Terry's family will miss her dearly and she was deeply loved by everyone who knew her.

Terry is survived by her husband, Travis Nolcox of Princeton; son, Lyle Nolcox of Hazleton; stepdaughter, Shelley Lynn Taylor (Juan) of Columbus, OH; step-grandchild, Sean Manns; siblings, Nancy Backes (Mike), Arletta Robinson, Carol Taylor (David), Patsy Ricketts and Sandra Griesemer (David) with a host of nieces and nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Tom Houghtaling; and nieces, Stephanie Whittmer and Michelle Goebel.

The Funeral service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, IN officiated by Pastor Alicia Watkins and Pastor David Griesemer. Interment will follow at Hazleton Community Cemetery in Hazleton, IN. Visiting hours will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, March 8th at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions can be made to the Princeton Public Library (memo: Genealogy Department) located at 124 S. Hart St., Princeton, IN 47670 or to the North Gibson Education Foundation at Old National Bank located at 1703 W. Broadway St., Princeton, IN 47670 with attention to Katie Ellis. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be given at where you can share a memory of Terry.  The family would like to thank Aseracare Hospice and RiverOaks for the attentive care given to Terry in her final days. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Nolcox and Houghtaling families.

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March 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

10:00 AM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 North Main Street
Princeton, IN 47670

Interment following funeral service
March 9, 2024

Hazleton Community Cemetery (Hazleton)


Princeton Public Library - Genealogy Department
124 S. Hart St., Princeton IN 47670

North Gibson Education Foundation at Old National Bank, attn: Katie Ellis
1703 W. Broadway St., Princeton IN 47670


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