Vera Jane Nau, 87, of Brunswick Hills, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Born May 28, 1926, in Cleveland, Jane was the eldest child of the late Robert Roy Hodges, Sr., and Vera Jane (Poole-Brodie) Hodges.
As a graduate of Mayfield High School and Cleveland Training School for Nurses at Huron Road Hospital, Jane worked a number of years as a registered nurse. In August 1950, she married Carl S. Nau. During her retirement, she enjoyed golfing, traveling and reading.
She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Carl with whom she enjoyed 63 years of marriage; son, C. David Nau, his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and grandchildren, Allison Nau, her husband, Nicholas Novak, Michael Nau, his wife, Kathryn, Christopher Nau and his wife, Robin; daughter, Catherine Smith, her husband, William, and grandchildren, Alexander Smith, Carl Smith, his wife Lindsey, and John Smith; daughter, Elizabeth Irion, her husband, John, and granddaughter Melissa Sorokas, her husband Andrew, and great-granddaughter, Mikayla, and granddaughter, Laurie Irion and great-granddaughter, Jayden; son, William Nau, his wife, Linda, and grandchildren, Benjamin Nau, his wife, Tammy, and Jeffrey Nau; brother, Dr. Glenn Hodges and his wife, Carolyn; sister-in-law, B. Dianne Hodges; and many nieces and nephews.
Her brother, Robert Hodges, Jr., preceded her in death.
Family will receive friends Sunday, February 9, 2014, from 2 to 4 P.M., at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Funeral services are Monday, February 10, 2014, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Liverpool Township.
Memorial donations may be made to Valley City Fire Department, P.O. Box 318, Valley City, OH 44280 or Brunswick High School Bands, P.O. Box 27, Brunswick, OH 44212.
Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com