Nina (Henry, West, Day) Morse
Born December 2, 1945, to Orville and Geneva Henry, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A lifelong resident of the Indianapolis area, Nina attended Southport High School and graduated in 1963. She received a B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1967, an M.S. degree from Butler University in 1973 and a professional license in 1981 from Butler. Nina began her teaching career at Brownsburg High School, where she taught speech, drama and English. She also taught at Southport and Perry Meridian High Schools and was a counselor for Perry Meridian for 29 years, retiring in 2002. Nina was very enthusiastic when working with teenagers and enjoyed helping them with their struggles and recognizing them for their accomplishments.
Nina was a past member and supporter of the Junior League of Indianapolis and a past member and supporter of the Assistance League of Indianapolis. She also volunteered for the Heartland Film Festival for several years, was a past member of the Community Church of Greenwood and New Hope Church, volunteered with Meals on Wheels and was a member and supporter of 100 Women of Johnson County.
Nina had a great passion for the theater and art and also enjoyed family, friends, travelling, painting and scrapbooking. Reading and keeping up with the movies and TV was also an enjoyable leisure activity for her. She enjoyed all types of music, particularly the blues, and attended as many Indianapolis events as possible. She was a long-time supporter of the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
This area would be for listing of surviving family. Nina was preceded in death by her first husband, Gary West. Please include Shawn and Autum Williams.
Ideas for service:
Begin the service with Judy Garland’s rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. (I would like the congregation to read the 23rd Psalm aloud... need to include the passage in the program)
Also include John 14:1-6 inside the program cover for the funeral and the visitation service. Please use my picture taken on my 60th birthday…located in bookcase upstairs. I would like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel to end the service.
At the graveside, please have everyone join in reciting the Lord’s Prayer with the minister.