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Nola Nyjo (Brown) Gardner

September 1, 1927 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 93)


Nola Nyjo "Jo" (Brown) Gardner, age 93 of Columbus, Ohio and formerly of New Market, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Worthington Christian Village in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Crawfordsville on September 1, 1927 to the late Leola (Zachary) Brown and William Brown.

Jo attended Crawfordsville High School and on December 8, 1946 she married the love of her life, Kenneth Earl Gardner, who preceded her in death on January 10, 2020. She owned and operated Gardner's Flower Shop in New Market.

She is survived by her daughers, Valerie (John) LaSell of Ramsey, MN, and Dena (Jim) Martin of Cumming, GA; her son, Ken (Sharon) Gardner of Lewis Center, OH; five grandchildren, Brandon LaSell, Justin Martin, Lauren France, Brittany Gardner, and Veronica Gardner; one great granddaughter, Lilah LaSell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; granddaughter, Kayla LaSell; a grandson, Joshua Gardner; and six siblings, Geneva Conkright, Carcie Brown, Ivanell Fleenor, Nyoda Wade, LaVonda Brown, and William Brown.

There will be a graveside service at Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 2:00pm with Pastor Kurt Flora officiating. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date to celebrate her life. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Graveside Service
December 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Oak Hill Grant Avenue

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