TYRONE, Pa. — Nadine H. Fouse, 49, of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, Pa., formerly of Entriken, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
She was born March 11, 1964, a daughter of Joel W. Fouse Sr. and M. Faith (Ryan) Fouse.
She is survived by four brothers and sisters, Rebecca Reed of Sebring, Fla., Damian Fouse of Entriken, Pa., Jessica (Jeff) Camp of Joliet and Joel Fouse Jr. of York, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Holly Fouse.
She was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ in Entriken, Pa.
Nadine became a miracle child at the age of 10 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and doctors felt she would not live. From that point forward she fought for her 39 years of life to prove them all wrong and to be an inspiration to many. She was able to live her life with a positive outlook, great sense of humor and never had the word hate in her vocabulary.
Throughout the years her lifestyle was changed as she was handed physical limitations but she made the most of each day. She attended various sheltered skills workshops. At one point she worked at McDonald's, where she was a dining room attendant and became very loyal to the McDonald's brand, wanting to eat nowhere but McDonalds.
She keep her mind very active by doing word searches, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She could state her ABC’s backwards faster than most forward, her nieces and nephews would enjoy her doing that.
Nadine lived her life well. She loved music and was a big fan of Elvis Presley.
Anytime music was playing she could be found keeping beat, much like she did with life, she kept the beat and the faith.
A celebrations service will be at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Akers Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Patterson and the Rev. Doug Satterlee officiating.
Family and friends may call at the Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church St., Saxton, Pa., on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the hour of service at 7:45 p.m.
Burial will be held privately at Entriken Cemetery at a later date.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Miss Fouse to the St. Matthews United Church of Christ, c/o C. Lynn, 17413 Raystown Road,James Creek, PA 16657.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralchapel.com.