Joline Nelson Moore Ohmart, 94, of Indianapolis, was called home in the early morning hours of October 30, 2022, after complications from a fall. Joline was born December 17, 1927, in Hutchinson, KS to the late Robert and Lola Nelson. Joline was the older sister of the late John Nelson. She was preceded in death by husband Goehler Ohmart, who served as President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, and husband, Pat Moore, entrepreneur and father of their daughter.
She leaves behind her daughter Nancy Moore Andrews, of Indianapolis; niece, Gretchen (Tom) Sill, their son Josiah, and nephew Sven (Karen) Nelson, and their children, Colin and Claire of the Seattle-Tacoma Area of Washington and dear friends like family: Beverley Miller and Stephanie and Derek Evelo.
Joline attended Stephens College, then graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Journalism. She spent five years in radio: one in her hometown (KWBW) and four years in Dallas, Texas (KIXL). She was involved in theater in Bar Harbor, Maine for one summer season. She was involved in several business ventures in Kansas and Florida including a restaurant, a building business and an aircraft sales business.
Joline moved to Indianapolis in 1967 and worked for the Federal Home Loan Bank for four years. She then joined Midwest National bank where she progressed from Executive Secretary to Vice President (Chief Financial Officer). Joline transitioned into real estate with Broad Ripple Realty and REMAX. She was elected and served for seven years as the Washington Township Assessor. In 2014, she joined Keller Williams’ Evelo Team and Joline closed on her last home sale in 2018 at the early age of 91, at which time she retired to focus on more of her inventions! She was in real estate over a span of 40+ years!
Joline enjoyed inventing and held several patents. She had a filing cabinet and a plethora of notebooks filled with invention ideas. In addition, she was a singer and musician through the years. During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s she had a second job to sing and play the organ (often accompanied by her mother on the piano or bass guitar.) Joline was an aspiring author and had two books close to being published. One was a parenting book with one piece of advice per page, filled with tips she wished she had known. Based on her life and business experiences of a glass ceiling, she created “Women equals Men,” with a website, a logo and a bright red long sleeved t-shirt. A lifelong learner, she was actively studying Foreign Exchange trading for the past 13 years. One of her great joys in life was owning cats and dogs through the years. She attended Northminster Presbyterian Church.
Joline served on numerous boards and committees involving business, real estate and others. Here is a short list: The Optimist Club, Seratoma, Pi Beta Phi, Democrats, Women’s Press Club, Scientech, Indiana and Greater Indianapolis Women’s Political Caucuses, National Association of Professional Inventors and the Indianapolis Musicians Union.
A memorial service will be held for Joline on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Northminster Presbyterian Church:
1660 Kessler Boulevard East Drive Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Her ashes will be interned at Washington Park North Cemetery.
10 AM The Calling (visiting with family), 11 AM Memorial service, 12 Noon Reception immediately following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in her name made to the Salvation Army of Indianapolis, IN.