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Nondas Matilda "Nonnie" Lewis Sports
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Birth: May 21, 1931
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 2013
Marshall County
Iowa, USA

Heaven saved a special place for our precious mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Nondas "Nonnie" Matilda Sports. She departed peacefully bound for her journey to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday evening, September 30, 2013, at the Iowa Veteran's Home in Marshalltown.

Nondas "Nonnie" Matilda (Lewis) Sports, the daughter of Robert Charlie Lewis and Noviline (Wickliff) Lewis, was born May 31, 1921 in Newton. She was a graduate of the Newton Senior High. Nonnie was the elder of her sisters: Rosemary (Dean) Olson, Louise (Alfred) Grimm, Wanda (Bud) McMaster and Delores (Butch) Clark.

After graduating from Newton, she and several of her sisters moved to Long Beach, California. During World War II, she became one of the many women who were symbolized as "Rosie the Riveter." She responded to the call to the war plants, to work on aircrafts and vehicles which were crucial to the war efforts. It was in California where she met and married her beloved husband, George Marion Sports. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage before his passing on September 9, 2008.

Year after year, she showed compassion, understanding, hope but most of all unconditional love to everyone. She was the cornerstone of her family. Nonnie, a morning person, was always up before the sun rise, singing and cooking breakfast for her family. She was proud of her garden, where fresh vegetables were raised for her family meals as well as canning for the winter months. She was a fiercely devoted mother and loving farmer's wife where family was her greatest joy. She liked nothing better than to share her homemade bread/cinnamon rolls and visiting, never tiring of her grandchildren and great grandchildren's stories of what they were doing. She loved to dance the Fox Trot, Waltz, Jive, Swing, Boogie Woogie and Jitterbug. Nonnie was kind and helpful to others and enjoyed reading to residents and playing bingo at the Iowa Veteran's Home, and working on her ceramics. Nonnie will be remembered for her smiles, her side winks and the twinkle in her big brown eyes. She will remain a living presence for her family and friends, for she will be remembered when one smells freshly baked bread, seeing a beautiful pink rose, hearing the whisper of leaves fall, listening to a morning dove coo and/or hear a person hum.

Those left to honor Nonnie's memory are her three daughters: Sallie Aschan, Patricia and Marion (Greg) Stayskal; three sons: George Jr., Larry (Pat), and Michael (Sherri), his grandchildren: Shane Aschan (Trish), Christina Sports, Chelsey Pavao (Layton), George Scott Sports, Bryan Van Wyk (Debra), Breanna Stayskal, Kelsey Sports and Lindsay Sports , her great grandchildren, Lauren, Wyatt, Morgan, Joey, Emma, Derrick, Bodie and Tayteum, her younger sister Deloris; many nieces and nephews and their families.

Nonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George Marion, her son-in-law Carl Aschan, Jr., grandson Major Shawn W. Aschan; and her sisters: Rosemary, Wanda and Louise.
Family links: 
  Robert C Lewis (1896 - 1941)
  Noviline W Lewis (1901 - 1961)
  George Marion Sports (1921 - 2008)
Newton Union Cemetery
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Mike
Record added: Oct 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117938592
Nondas Matilda Nonnie <i>Lewis</i> Sports
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Nondas Matilda Nonnie <i>Lewis</i> Sports
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A rose for you Mother!
- Patricia Lee
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