November 24, 1931 ~ December 26, 2017

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Mary Ann Keenan Noblett, 86, of Asheville, died Monday, December 26, 2017. A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marjorie Jarrett Keenan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Alden Noblett, and by her brother, Joseph David Keenan. Mrs. Noblett worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital and for Dr. Patrick L. Chipley in Enka for many years. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Phillip Alden Noblett and daughter-in-law Peggy Noblett of Signal Mountain, TN; her grandchildren, Andrew and wife Emily (great-grandson Joel Henry), Amanda, and James and wife Leanne; and her nephews, Scott Keenan (Diane) of Richmond, VA, and Bruce Keenan (Becky) have been a great support to Mary Ann. The family wishes to express special thanks for the kind help of Kelsey with CarePartners, Mary Jane Jarrett and family, and Joe and Nancy Hyatt and family. Funeral services for Mrs. Noblett will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd. Interment will follow at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, starting at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 315 Old Haw Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28805.

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  1. I cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. You are all in my prayers. I will miss my chats with Mrs. Noblett when she called the office to speak with her son. God bless you all. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

  2. I absolutely adored this gem of a lady. She got me hooked on good purses, good watches, and deals of just about any nature. The pony lady in our haw creek neighborhood will live on in our hearts. She was such a great person….keeping you all in prayer.

  3. Dear Phil, I was sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. It was good to read about her rich life. Thinking of you and your family.

  4. Phil, I am very sorry to hear about your mother. I remember her as we were growing up and through my adult years. She was such a strong and very caring person. She was there during my grandmother, mother and Dad’s illnesses and deaths. I will always remember her and will have you and your family in our prayers. She loved each of you.

  5. So sorry Phil to hear of your mother’s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God wrap you all in his loving arms during this really difficult time in your life.

  6. Praying for you and your family Phil. My mom counted yours as one of her dearest friends. We appreciated her tremendously over the years.

  7. Grandma, I miss you so much already. She were a special and wonderful lady. I am so proud to have had you as my grandmother.You life will live on through all of our fun memories with you. I will continue your nursing legacy in my career as an FNP. Love you!


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