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Nina R. (Tolley) Wold

August 15, 1945 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 75)


Nina R. (Tolley) Wold, 75, of Peru, passed away peacefully at 4:35 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her sister, Mary, by her side.

Nina was born in Kokomo, Indiana on August 15, 1945 to Samuel H. Tolley and Agnes P. (Mann) Tolley. She grew up working on the family farm and running the fields with her seven siblings. Nina moved into town when she was older and got a job at Penguin Point. She loved car-hopping and cruising around with her friends. That love for cruising carried on throughout her entire life. She'd talk everybody into taking her on drives that would sometimes last for hours. She loved being out in the fresh air with people that she loved, just talking and enjoying the sunshine. Whether working on her paper route, cruising around town, or vacationing to the mountains, her free-spirit and adventurous personality created memories with family and friends to last a lifetime. Nina also loved boppin' to Elvis (Elvie, as she called him), eatin' candy bars, and drinkin' vanilla cokes and red slushies. More important to her than anything, though, was her family. Nina's life revolved around her family. Nina had married her sweetheart, Carl J. Wold, on April 3, 1965. There was never a dull moment. Her husband, two kids, seven grandkids, three great grandkids, seven siblings, and countless nieces and nephews kept her busy with daily phone calls and visits. Nina lived for all of the excitement and love that they brought to her life. Her love for them was unconditional. She gave the world's best hugs, and her smile and laugh was contagious. If you needed someone to lean on, cry with, laugh with, talk to, or just sit in silence with, Nina was always there.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Nina was one of those people who left her mark on your soul. Whether you knew her your entire life or just met her, there was a sense of comfort and love that pierced your soul the moment she walked into the room. Her determination, strong will, and positive attitude made you want to become a better person. To say Nina will be missed by many is a vast understatement. She was one-of-a-kind, and will forever hold a special place in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her. It's never "goodbye".

Love you, see me.

Survivors include her daughter Tammy Murphy; son Thomas Wold; seven grandchildren Stephanie Murphy, Kyle Murphy, Erin Murphy, Clarissa (Victor) Watts, Ashley (Jairo) Esparza, Tara Wold, Bridget Wold; three great grandchildren Ehrann Watts, Benjamin Watts, Erik Watts; siblings Florence (Bobby) Barker, Rose Meives, Phil (Bev) Tolley, Mary Sarver; in-laws Betty Tolley, Mildred Wold, Constance "Connie" (Donald) Johnson, Joan Dunaway, Richard (Lanette) Wold, Donald Wold, Patricia (Steve) Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl; parents; sisters Nancy Hummel, Judy Stogsdill, brothers Samuel L. Tolley, Jimmy Tolley; in-laws Arthur C. and Josephine A. Wold; brother-in-laws Ronald Hummel, Ernest Meives, Arthur Wold, Robert Wold, and William Dunaway.

Visitation will be held from 11am – 2pm on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will follow at 2pm, with Pastor Rick Tolley officiating.  Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fuel Church Youth Group in Kokomo, and love offerings may be made to the family through the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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March 19, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Funeral Service
March 19, 2021

2:00 PM


Fuel Church (Youth Group)
2021 E Markland Ave, Kokomo IN 46901

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