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Novella G. Droit


THOMPSONVILLE — Novella G. Droit, 95, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 7, 2019, in Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab – Benton.

Novella was born March 21, 1923, in Harco, to George and Margaret (Libby) Shriver.

She was a member of Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church – Thompsonville, and Eastern Star.

Novella loved her family, birds, flowers, gardening, traveling and reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Droit on June 8, 2009; parents; and brothers, George and Charles “Ozzie” Shriver.

Novella is survived by her sons, Danny (Barbara) Droit of Thompsonville, Bruce (Stacee) Droit of West Frankfort; daughter, Marsha (David) Wright of Benton; sister, Phyllis (Don) Gibson of Stanton; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Heath) Lasswell, Marilyn (Steve) Cima, Sara (Jeff) Van Horn, Julie (James) Giacone; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Minister Randy Carney officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Thompsonville. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Thompsonville, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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