CHETOPA — Zoe N. Nading, 84, of Chetopa passed away quietly after a long illness on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, while residing at Chetopa Manor.
Zoe was born in Chetopa to Floyd and Ruth (Fast) Smith on Oct. 14, 1936. She grew up and attended schools in Chetopa. On May 20, 1984, she received her GED from Labette Community College.
From 1984 to 1994, Zoe worked as a curator at Chetopa Historical Museum and served on the board at Chetopa library. She was a licensed babysitter and foster care worker. She also worked at nursing homes and garment factories in Chetopa and Oswego. In 1997, Zoe moved to Coffeyville, where she was employed by Windsor Place as a housekeeper until her retirement in 2007. She lived at Sycamore Landing in Coffeyville until 2021, when she decided to move back to her hometown of Chetopa and reside at Chetopa Manor due to her failing health.
Survivors include a son, Wesley Nading (Kasey); Wesley’s five brothers, Lloyd Nading (Nancy), Clifford Nading (Bekah), Chester Nading (Cindy), Kelly Nading (Nancy) and Jerry Nading (Treva); grandchildren, Brooke Jinks (Brendon), Amanda Clarke (Shadrack), Jesse Nading (Lauren), Tina Weimer (Brian), Zack Ketterman, Wanda Moore (Les), Cami Tippen (Eric), Montie Campbell (Debbie), Brian Taylor (Dawn), Curtis Shafer and Ric Shafer; great-grandchildren, Ashley Woods, Veronica Hart, Brittain Woods, Brian McClanahan, Chelsea (Asa), Austin, Hunter, Caitlin, Kortnee, Ethan, Kayla, Kash, Lillie Ann, Charlotte, Crystle, Cody Alan and Aaron; numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Tidwell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Nading; her son, Alan Tidwell; a great-granddaughter, Britney Tidwell; three brothers, David Smith and his wife, Phyllis, Gene Smith and his wife, Lucille, and Paul Lavern Smith and his wife, Glenda; and Wesley’s sister, Dixie Hampton.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chetopa. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to service time Saturday at the Community Bible Church in Chetopa.
Memorials are suggested to the Chetopa Historical Museum or Community Bible Church. These can be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.