Norma Jean George, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the age of 79.
Norma, daughter of Ralph and Mary (Speckert) Wilson, was born on April 16, 1940 in St. Johns, MI. She graduated from Ovid High School in 1958 and worked at Owosso Memorial Hospital until redirecting her career path into the dental field and worked at J. W. Bates, D.D.S. for a number of years.
After raising her own children, Norma drove bus for the local school district for 17 years, a position she thoroughly enjoyed. She later returned to the dental field as an office manager in Corunna, MI. It was in 2007 when Norma pursued her passion of helping others by joining the Ovid Red Hat Society and serving as a volunteer for Respite. It was through Respite where Norma became acquainted with Mary Bartlett, and a very special friendship ensued. Norma enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, and was especially known for her broccoli casserole that always seemed to be short on leftovers during the holidays. Norma enjoyed going to the casino, and playing various card and board games. Even through her recent illness, she remained courageous and would not allow her health to interfere with her enjoyment of Euchre.
Norma was a member of both the Ovid Acme Society and the Ovid United Church. Norma married the love of her life, Frank George, on October 25, 1974. Frank preceded her in death on July 8, 1999. Norma’s pride and joy were her grandchildren, and she loved spending time supporting them in their various activities.
Survivors include her daughter, Lori (Dan) Larner of Okemos, son Brian (Theresa) Ross of Lansing. Grandchildren, Kelsie (Taylor) Condit, Braden Hasse, Dillon and Gabe Ross, and Blake and Aubrey Larner. Step daughters; Carolyn Brown, Sally Y, and Nancy Shaffer. Sisters; Carolyn (Dave) Stilwell and Patricia Seidel both of Ovid and sister in law, Karen Wilson, several dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins and step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, step mother Esther Wilson, brother Rev. Edward Wilson, brother in law Carl Seidel, step son Robert Brown, granddaughter, Stephanie Brown, and special friend Ron McClelland.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home in St. Johns on Friday, November 29, 2019, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M, Saturday, November 30th, 2019 10-11 A.M. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Melanie Young officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to RESPITE, 710 W. King St., Owosso, MI 48867 or donor’s choice which honors her passion for helping others.
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