Norma G. Newman

Birth Date: 
Monday, January 8, 1923
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Norma G. Newman, 96, of Wooster died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at The Avenue of Wooster. 

She was born January 8, 1923 to Fred E. and Lulu Franks Graber in the Barnhart Rice House at the OARDC adjacent to the Rose Garden.  In 1946 she married George Newman.  He preceded her in death in 2003.

Norma attended elementary school in the one-room school which was located on the site of the current Wooster Twp. Elementary school.  The building was dismantled and moved to the Wayne County Historical Society on E. Bowman St.  She graduated from Wooster High School in 1940.

Her first employment was as a secretary to Guy Richard at the Wooster Board of Trade, then the East Ohio Gas Company until her marriage.  She and George resided in Cleveland for two years while George complete his studies at the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science.  Upon returning to Wooster, Norma was employed at the Nihlen Black Lincoln-Mercury dealership.  She retired when sons Jon and Jim joined the family.  She re-entered the work force in 1955 as the office manager for Neal F. Bowman & Son Real Estate and Insurance Agency and the Rufner-Campbell-Johnson Insurance Agency.  She then retired from the Wayne County Engineers Office.  Norma was also a partner with her husband in the Newman Monument business located at the corner of SR 585 and Portage Rd.

Norma was a lifetime member of Trinity United Church of Christ, a 50 plus year member of Eastern Star, a member of the Areme Club and a former member of Quota Club of Wooster.

She is survived by her sons Jon of Rockville, MD and Jim of Wooster; grandchildren Suzanne Newman, Jessica Hinderer, Samuel Newman, Matthew J. Newman and Samantha Newman; great grandchildren Liam and Grace Hinderer and Charlotte and Eleanor Newman; and her sister Vera Zuercher of Wooster.

Along with her husband, Norma was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Florence Bucher.

Private family services will be held.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staffs of The Avenue and Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691

Visitation: 

None

Service: 

Private family services will be held

Condolences

Dear Jim, I'm sorry to hear your Mom has died, but what a great family and grand kiddos! I know she was a beautiful woman. Hang onto your memories! Love ya, Cindy

So sorry for your loss God Bless

Jim & family,So sorry for your loss.Sounds like she was a wonderful person.Deepest Sympathy,& Peace to your hearts.
(Old school chum from Beall Ave days.),Lynette

Jim & family,So sorry for your loss.Sounds like she was a wonderful person.Deepest Sympathy,& Peace to your hearts.
(Old school chum from Beall Ave days.),Lynette

Norma was one of a kind. I always enjoyed golfing with her and listening to her stories. I will truly miss her.

What an amazing, kind, generous woman. Norma will be missed by so many but her infectious smile and sense of humor will live on in our memories. I was fortunate enough to know Norma and Vera through Mohican Hills Golf Club. The entire family was so supportive when we started the course 47 years ago. What a truly awesome family....thank you for all the blessings you have given to so many. My family sends their love and prayers to you all!

I am sad to hear of your loss. Your mother was the woman every woman wants to be! I also attend Trinity Church I always looked for her a beautiful classy woman! I am not sure if you know but when she retired from the wayne county engineers office I was her replacement then after I left and opened “kaleidoscope salon” she was one of my very first clients . It definitely was my gift to know and love your mother .may she rest in peace

My favorite person in Oakmont Court is gone. Okay, not my favorite, my second favorite. Have to give my wife first place.
George and Norma were wonderful neighbors. Your mom will be missed. Sympathies to the entire family. Jim and Nancy Norton

what a wonderful person you mother was. always kind and gracious. she will be missed by all who knew her. we are truly sorry for your loss.

your mother was always kind and gracious. she will be truly missed by all who knew her. thinking of your family loss at this difficult time. love you always.

Sending loving sympathy and prayers to Norm's family and friends. She was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed by many.

Your mother was a beautiful lady inside and out. Both your parents were wonderful people. I remember many summer evenings making ice cream and having a great time with all the kids. Your mom was such a good neighbor, especially after my dad passed. My mom was truly blessed to have her next door. We will miss checking in with her when we’re in Ohio. Our love to you both and your families. Keep your memories close in your hearts, she will live forever.
Becky and Keith Snoddy

Sending loving sympathy and prayers to Norma's family and friends. She was a wonderful neighbor and will be missed by many.

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