Norma Jean Worthington


HICKSVILLE -- Norma Jean Worthington, 79, of Hicksville, Ohio, and formerly of Coldwater Lake, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Hospice of the Valley Sherman Home in Phoenix, Ariz.

She was born July 10, 1934, in Campbellsville, Ky., to Garland and Essie (Wise) Shively. Norma Jean married Max Worthington on December 10, 1988. She had worked at Magnavox, Angola Wire, and retired from Cooper Standard Automotive in Auburn, Indiana, in 1998. She then moved to Coldwater Lake, Coldwater, Mich.

Norma graduated from Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Indiana. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hicksville, Ohio, and had attended Catholic churches in Coldwater, Michigan, and Phoenix, Arizona. She also had been a faithful listener of Joel Olsteen on Sunday mornings. Norma had a great love for enjoying life, and the most important things to her were "Maggie Mae," her little Yorkie, which was the "love of her life," her family, and lots and lots of friends.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda and Tom Waffle of Angola, Indiana, Karen and Tom Emerine of Middle Point, Ohio, and Diane and Rick Hall of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Lou Ann and Danny Turner of Lucama, N.C.; two stepsons, Bradford and Kathy Worthington of San Antonio, Texas, and Frederick and Jan Worthington of Jacksonville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Andrew Emerine, Brent Waffle, Katie McCool, and Kent Waffle; five great-grandsons, Caleb, Keston, Eli, Miles, and Max; four stepgrandchildren; and six great-stepgrandchildren; a brother, Joe and Wanda Shively of Fremont, Ind.; and three nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Worthington; her parents, Garland and Essie Shively; one daughter, Pamela (stillborn); one nephew, Greg Shively; and one great-nephew, Chad Shively.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Beams Funeral Home, with Pastor Clark Williman officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery of Fremont, Indiana.

Memorials are to Hospice of the Valley, Sherman Home, 5801 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona 85054. Condolences may be sent online to Arrangements are under the direction of Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Indiana 260-495-2915.

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