Bessie M. Nolley, 92


Bessie M. Nolley, 92, of Hillsboro, died on March 24, 2024 at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon.
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on April 11, 2024, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro with Father Dan Willenborg officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Mrs. Nolley graduated from a Parochial Catholic School and from St. Johns School of Nursing. She attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro.
Mrs. Nolley was born in Swartz, LA, to the late Elliott and Laura (Williams) Nolley. She married Robert Ehrhardt and he preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2015.
She was a registered nurse for several different nursing homes, hospitals, the State of Illinois and she also worked as a private nurse. Mrs. Nolley was given the title of director of nursing at area nursing homes. She taught nursing as well.
Mrs. Nolley is survived by her nephew, Cleo G. Moy, and nieces Sylvia M. Butler, Deborah M. Harris, Beana’dinta Nolley and Medria B. Nolley; and her Illinois family which includes one sister, Susan Lockerm; daughter Carol; grandson Robert; son Dale Nichols; Bill and Mary Speed; and DeAnna Jones.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and brothers Albert Reed, Adolph Nolley and Elliott Nolley, Jr.; and sisters Versie L. Moy, Edna M Nolley and one sister in infancy.
Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at