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Judith Lynn (Nee Humbarger) Norman

Portage, IN

Judith Lynn (Nee Humbarger) Norman, age 71 of Portage, IN passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013. She was born on January 7, 1942 in Battle Creek, Michigan; she was the daughter of Lloyd and Ida (Dettloff) Humbarger who both preceded her in death. A 1963 graduate of Valparaiso University, she taught in both the Portage Township and Hobart City Schools. She was later employed in the Porter County Clerk's Office and then self-employed as a craftsman making and selling her cornhusk dolls at craft venues throughout the Midwest.

She is survived by two daughters, Alisa (Michael) Elledge of Valparaiso and Tama (Jeffrey) Chandler of Chesterton; one granddaughter, Jessi Schlimgen; two step-granddaughters, Lizzy and Belle Chandler; brother, Robert L. (Cheryl) Humbarger of Battle Creek, MI; two nephews, Marc (Jennifer) Humbarger of Kalamazoo, MI and David (Shelley) Humbarger of Grand Rapids, MI;  two grand nephews, Isaac David, and Wesley Marc; step brother, Richard Black; step sisters, Caroline Utley, Connie (Dennis) Utley, and Charlotte Black. She now goes to join the host of other family members she'd met during her years of doing genealogical research.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368. Visitation will be held on Saturday, from 2:00pm until the time of service at4:00pm at the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice, Children's Tumor Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the Valparaiso Chapel of the Resurrection. "Flowers, yes but no huge things and I really don't like carnations -too smelly." Online condolences to the family may be made at

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 21, 2013
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