Norma Ness, 1931-2019

Norma R. Ness, 87, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019, at Hamilton Communities Inc. in New Carlisle.

She was born June 30, 1931, in Kingsbury, IN, the daughter of George Fowler and Mildred (Barney) Fowler.

Norma retired from LaPorte Bank and Trust in 1994 after working there for 36 years. She went on to work at Houston Pro Hardware from 1997-2008. She was a member of New Carlisle United Methodist Church. Norma loved camping and spending time with her family. She used to look forward every year to watching the flyover at the start of the 4th of July parade and other parades.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Hamilton Communities for all their compassionate care.

On June 22, 1952, in LaPorte, IN, she married Ralph Ness, who preceded her in death April 16, 1988.

She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey (Lanette) Ness of New Carlisle and Scott (Angel) Ness of New Carlisle; daughter, Debra (Mark) Adnson of New Carlisle; sister, Georgiana (Roger) Wolff of LaPorte; seven grandchildren, Melissa Huffman, Amy Steele, Staci Gadacz, Michael Adnson, Spencer Ness, Olivia Ness, and Victoria Ness; and seven great-grandchildren, Alaina, Samuel, Mason, Zoe, Jonathan, Carter, and Emily.

Norma was preceded in death by both her parents; son, Michael Ness; and three brothers, Carl Fowler, John Fowler and James Fowler.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Thursday, June 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT, and Friday, June 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. CDT. A life celebration will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10 a.m. CDT with Pastor Kalvin Morrison officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery, LaPorte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Carlisle Fire Department, P.O. Box 89, New Carlisle, IN 46552; or to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN 46637.

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One Response to “Norma Ness, 1931-2019”

  1. Jane Slater

    Jun 28. 2019

    Debbie and family, I always enjoyed seeing your mom when our girls played sports together and the chance meetings (seems it was usually Walmart) she was such a delightful person. My thoughts are with you.

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