Norma Jean Wood, 87, Elkhart, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was born into this life on Feb. 5, 1929, the daughter of Harlan and Edna (Wagner) Balsley. On Dec. 24, 1954, she married William Lee Wood and they went on to share a life together for over 61 years.
She is survived by her husband; and their beloved daughters: Sue (Rex) Freshour; and Judy (Richard) Meyer, both of Elkhart; a grandson: Steven (Jennifer) Wolf, Elkhart; and two sisters: H. Marie Shafer; and Joyce Schafer, both of Lakeville. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister: Virginia Zeiger.
Norma retired as a bookkeeper after many years of service and was very talented. She had a love for sea shell crafts and oil painting. Norma also enjoyed taking part in Worship for Shut-Ins.
A private family service will be held in Norma’s honor with a burial to follow at Bremen Cemetery, Bremen. Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Norma’s honor may be directed to Worship for Shut-Ins, Fort Wayne.