Obituaries: Norma Northup

Norma Jean Northup, age 87, died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa. 

Norma was the first born child of Thomas T & Golda Dommer Northup in Ottumwa, IA on September 19, 1929.

On November 1, 1936, Norma & her family welcomed home her little brother, Jack L. Northup in Ottumwa.

Norma was a caring, loyal & happy sister, aunt, great aunt & friend.  She worked at Ottumwa Regional Hospital for thirty plus years in the dietary dept., retiring.  After her retirement, Norma worked as a foster grandparent/para thru the Ottumwa School District & as a product demonstrator thru South HyVee in Ottumwa.  They were never just jobs to her. She was happy to meet new people & share in their lives.  

During her eighty-seven years in this life, she enjoyed quite a few activities including, bowling, ceramics, attending church, attending some of her great nephew’s sports & school programs, doing find-a-word puzzles, taking care of her pets and being with friends.  She also got to welcome her great niece into the family in 2012 & had four years getting to know her.

Those left to remember Norma Jean are her niece, Janelle Darrah & husband Don, her great nephew Jayce Darrah, great niece Jayla Darrah, her former sister-in-law Judy Copeland Northup Bandixen, all of Newton, IA, as well as lots of friends.

Those preceding Norma in death:  her parents, brother Jack L. Northup of Newton, IA formerly of Ottumwa, IA & Hutchinson, KS and a niece, Jayla Northup in infancy.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Sinnott Funeral Home, 220 North Court, Ottumwa, Iowa  52501. Burial will follow in Shaul Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa.  Memorials for Norma may be left at the funeral home directed to the family of Norma J. Northup.  Online condolences may be left for the family at  Arrangements entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Homes.  

Gone but never forgotten.