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Norma L. Suttman, 76, Oldenburg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Aspen Place, Greensburg.
Born Feb. 16, 1940, in Ripley County, she was the daughter of Thresa (Beach) and Charles Kemker. She married Cletus Suttman Nov. 21, 1978, and he preceded her in death Aug. 3, 2016.
Norma worked at the Hill-Rom Co. as an electrical technician for over 35 years before retiring in 2002. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg.
Norma enjoyed many interests. Among them were playing bingo and cards, mainly bid euchre. When she was younger, she often spent her time crocheting blankets for loved ones, making beaded figurines or putting together puzzles. She was excited when watching sports, following the Reds during the summer and an avid IU and Butler basketball fan during the winter. According to her family, she always loved going out to eat, a clean house, gardening and traveling to visit colonial homes. Norma was a proud military mom and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by children David Tingle, Cincinnati, Wayne (Robin) Tingle, Batesville, Glenn (Debbie) Suttman, Batesville, Robin Weaver, Aurora, Glenda Suttman, Cincinnati, Mark Tingle, Aurora, Thresa (Dale) Hooten, Batesville, Anita (Gary) Merkel, Oldenburg, Carolyn (Ted) Nobbe, Batesville, Robert Tingle, Aurora, and Cletus (Kari) Suttman, Grand Rapids, Michigan; sisters Katherine "Cody" Holt, Osgood, and Patricia Morris, Moores Hill; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Rosemary Suttman; brothers Leroy, Lloyd and Bine Kemker; and sisters Doris Smith, Daisy Lindsey and Jane Adams.
Visitation is Monday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Holy Family Church with the Rev. David Kobak, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Legacy Lane at Aspen Place, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg.
Published on November 7, 2016
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