Natalie "Noelle" Dominique Francesca Nolton, 36

Natalie “Noelle” Dominique Francesca Nolton, 36, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on May 30, 2023 after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer, at Indiana University Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Her medical team were true heroes in helping Noelle during this valiant fight.

She was born October 14, 1986, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Ronnie L. Sr. and Marybeth (Kubiak) Nolton. Noelle is survived by her parents; significant other, Mark Drake; son, Keaten Xavier Nolton; brothers, Ronald “Rusty” Nolton Jr., Shane Nolton and wife, Kristen, and Heath Nolton and wife, Brittney; sisters, Nicole Carcerino and husband, Lorn, Heidi Campbell and husband, Matthew “Brady” Campbell, and Whitney Nolton and significant other, William “Drew” Johnston; nieces and nephews, Kambria Nolton, Aandi Nolton, Chaz Nolton, Kaiden Nolton, Finley Campbell and Griffin Campbell.

After graduating from High School, Noelle obtained her bachelor of science in equine studies and a minor in equine science from St. Mary of the Woods College. While at St. Mary of the Woods, she enjoyed her studies, playing on the soccer team, and riding for the equine team.

She dedicated her life to animals big and small, taking in any creature in need. Noelle volunteered her time at animal shelters, working as a Veterinary Technician and for many years as a Veterinary Assistant at the Anderson and Shelbyville horse tracks. She continued her work within the STEM field, performing research at Covance.

Noelle was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield, where she was an active parent within the school community. She was a dedicated runner and an avid shopper, keeping the US postal service afloat. She kept up with the latest trends being a true fashionista. She enjoyed creating elaborate cakes for special family occasions, spending time with and her family and friends, and decorating for each holiday along with her son.

Noelle was a friend to all and had a very special bond with her mother. She truly loved her family, especially spending time with her nieces and nephews. She had the kindest of hearts but also provided a bit of sass which kept everyone on their toes.

One of Noelle’s greatest joys was watching her 15-year old son play baseball. She love creating memories with her son traveling to new and exciting places. She was a devoted mother to Keaten showering him with love every minute she could.

Noelle will be greatly missed by all, always loved, and never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gather on June 13th at Just Peachy Cafe in Shelbyville, IN from 5-7pm.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. One of Noelle’s final wishes, was that donations in her memory be made to help find a cure for Melanoma. Donations may be made to Melanoma Research Alliance, 730 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 or at

Online condolences may be shared with Noelle’s family at