Obituaries: Norma Briggs

OTTUMWA-Norma Maxine Briggs, 91, of 1204 Hamilton, died at 3:50 a.m. January 4, 2017 at home.

She was born September 30, 1925 in Ottumwa to Thomas and Rosa Bell Mark McCarty. She married Donald William Briggs on September 27, 1941 and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2005.

Norma had worked at John Morrell & Co.

She was a member of Way of Peace Ministries.  She owned and operated Norma & Don’s Homemade Crafts.

Surviving is her son, Donald (Sydney) Briggs Jr. of Mountain View, CA; her daughter, Shirley Bridgeman of Ottumwa; four grandchildren, Heidi Munyer, Celeste Glaze, Brian Briggs and Jason Briggs; three great-grandchildren, Cody Glaze, Carys Glaze and Christian Glaze; a great-great-grandson, Camden Glaze.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Genevieve Hobbs, Eva Raines and Margaret Bix; six brothers, Gordon, Albert, Donald, Kenneth and infants Thomas and Merlin McCarty.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with  Pastor LuEllen Worth officiating.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday

Memorials may be made to the family.