Obituary of Norma Jean Spence
On Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11:55 a.m., Heaven received another angel, Norma Jean Spence, who was 91 years old. She passed away at home with her husband and family by her side. She was born in Fairmount on April 14, 1928, and had lived most of her life in Grant County. The past 20 years, she lived in Brooksville, FL, with her beloved husband, Nolan E. Spence, whom she married on May 27, 1945.
Norma retired from the nursing profession in 1972, after working at the Marion VA Hospital. She had previously worked at Marion General Hospital for three years. She was a charter member of both Lakeview Wesleyan Church in Marion and Brooksville Wesleyan Church in Brooksville, FL. She volunteered in many capacities in both churches.
Norma enjoyed traveling and going to various places with her husband, crocheting, and, most of all, visiting with friends and family. She was a real sweetheart and will also be remembered as a “hugger”.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 74 years, Nolan; son, Michael (Peggy) Spence, Kokomo; grandchildren, Angie, Tracy, Zachary, Craig, Bryant, Kim, Leighann, Kari, Greg, Jason, and Michelle; 22 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Lois Painter, Fairmount.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Mae Painter; daughter, Linda Moore; son-in-law, Steven Moore; brothers, Charles “Chick” Painter and John Painter; and sisters, Marthena Ward, Marabelle Rasmussen, Eileen Painter, and Estallen Schroeder.
The family will receive visitors from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Lakeview Wesleyan Church, 5316 S. Western Ave., Marion, IN.
Immediately following the time of visitation, a funeral service to celebrate Norma’s life will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Sonnefield and Pastor Duane Seitz co-officiating. Burial will take place at Gardens of Memory.
Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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