Norma Jean Mallory (nee Ross), 81, of Eaton, and formerly of Geneva, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at the Greenbriar Nursing Home, Eaton.
She was born Aug. 7, 1932 in Parma, Missouri to the late Lloyd and Bessie (Silkwood) Ross.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel E. Mallory in 1992; brother, Ted Ross; sister Geneva Day; daughter-in-law Peggy Colleen Mallory; two grandsons A. Brian Mooneyham and Bill Essler.
She is survived by daughters Dora (Wayne) Pinkstaff of Eaton, Deborah (Todd) England of Wabash, Indiana, Judith (Wayne) Games of Evansville, Indiana, and Rebecca (Mike) Pendley of Bowling Green, Kentucky; a son Gary (the late Peggy) Mallory of Geneva; sisters Doris Buford, Alice Osborne and Eunice Groves; 20 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Norma is also survived by a very dear and special friend Dick Shank of Eaton.
She was a member of the Lakengren Garden Club and the Memorial Baptist Church, Eaton.
Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Girton, Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home 226 Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320. Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Brian Underwood officiating. A graveside service and burial will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 11521 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, Ohio.
If desired memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.