In Memory

Noah Way - Class Of 1957

Noah Sherman Way                       Age:  74                        Married

City of Residence:  Thorntown, Indiana

Date of Death:  Monday, December 23, 2013

Place of Death:  at his home in Thorntown

 Mr. Noah S. Way was born on March 6, 1939, in Peru, Indiana, a son of the late Wilbur Richard and Velma Eclista (Mongosa) Way.  k

Noah moved from Peru to Thorntown at the age of six where he had since resided.  He was a 1957, graduate of Thorntown High School.

On September 27, 1959, he was married to Virginia Lois (Bragg) Way in the Thorntown Wesleyan Church.  Mrs. Way survives.

Noah had worked for Guy Hawkins for four years.  He then was employed at Eli Lilly in Lafayette where he retired as an engineer after 31 years of service, in 1993. 

Noah was a long-time member of the Thorntown United Methodist Church and involved in community activities.  His many interests were demonstrated by his involvement in numerous projects such as helping to build a new Thorntown Fire Department facility, acquiring Thorntown Park play equipment, and promoting the heritage trail program.  He supported the Boone County Caring Center, was a bird watcher and nature lover, and took pride in helping fellow seniors cope with challenges in their lives.

Noah was a member of the Miami Indian Tribe in Peru, Indiana.  In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf.  He also had an avid interest in the role of trains in society and passed spare time with HO Model Trains as an extension of that interest.  Noah’s legacy is that of a tremendous husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.


Wife:  Mrs. Virginia L. (Bragg) Way – Thorntown, Indiana

Two Children: Ms. Sandra J. (Way) Richardson – Lebanon, Indiana

                             Mr. Brad D. Way and wife, Jana – Thorntown, Indiana

Three Sisters:  Ms. Lois G. Hammonds – Lebanon, Indiana

                             Mrs. Gloria A. Watts and husband, Glenn – Zionsville, Indiana

                            Mrs. Marilyn E. Rumsey and husband, Don –Marion, Indiana

Five Grandchildren:  Ashley R. Small and husband, Josh – Atlanta, Indiana

                                          Tyler A. Richardson and wife, Carrie Ann – Lebanon

                                         Ryan D. Way and wife, Cristen – Thorntown, Indiana

                                        Collin M. Way – Advance, Indiana

                                       McKenna J. Way – Thorntown, Indiana

Great Grandson:  Charles B. Way – Thorntown, Indiana

Several Nieces and Nephews

Deceased:  In addition to his parents, Noah was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Way.

Memorials:  Thorntown United Methodist Church, Boone County Cancer Society or the Thorntown Fire Department