Norma “Jean” Minor, 89, of Circleville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Berger Hospital.
She was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Circleville, the daughter of George Charles and Ethel Christina (Runkle) Trimmer.
She graduated from Circleville High School in 1944 and continued to enjoy monthly lunches with classmates until recently. She was a very dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a 4-H advisor, member of Eastern Star and Jackson Township PTS.
Jean especially enjoyed family gatherings and was an excellent seamstress and cook. Jean was a role model for all, kind, thoughtful and always smiling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, whom she married March 19, 1945, in Greenup, Kentucky; her parents; and sisters, Priscilla Ball (Eugene) Hommon, Constance Louise (Eugene) Mowery and Marjorie Ann (Bernard) Smith.
She is survived by her children, Linda Minor (Roger) Coleman, James Eldon (Joanne) Minor and Sally Ann (Keith Osborne) Walters; grandchildren, Jooli (Ron) Osterholt, Robert (Sherry) Diltz, Jeffrey (Gwen) Minor, Gregory (Michelle) Minor, Christine (Mark) Dudgeon and Jennifer (Micah) Hall; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Afton Osterholt, Jared, Darby, Riley and Reid Minor, Marcy and Bryson Dudgeon, Josey Walters, Tanner Schmitt and Jesse Hall; step-great-grandchildren, Bryan (Ashley) Meade, Sean (Sarah) Meade and Julie (Amy Steckman) Meade; step-great-great grandchildren, Addison, Brodic, Colson, Mason and Miley Meade; sister-in-law, Grace (Ron) Minor; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Gerhard Kraus officiating. Burial of the urn will take place at a later date in Jackson Twp. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound St., Circleville, OH 43113; or Central Ohio Parkinson’s Society, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 265, Columbus, OH 43231.
To share a memory or send condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal