Birthplace: Miami, Fla.
City of Residence: Chardon, OH
Memorial Date: 10/12/2012 - 7 p.m.
Memorial Location: Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.
Norma Jean Chapman, of Chardon, died Oct. 9, 2012, at The Residence of Chardon. She was 85.
Born Dec. 12, 1926, in Miami, Fla., Norma lived in Geauga County since 1944. She was a homemaker.
Norma Jean Williams married Raymond Chapman on Aug. 9, 1946, in Chardon. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2002.
Norma loved to watch the Indians.
With her husband Raymond, they owned the Dari-Whip in Chardon.
Norma was recently voted a Distinguished Citizen by the Chardon Bicentennial Committee.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Thomas of Painesville; sons, Larry (Pat) Chapman of Claridon Township, Jack (Charlene) Chapman of Philadelphia, Pa., and Gene (Brenda) Chapman of Claridon; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; sisters Elizabeth Volzer of Chardon and Sharyn Grant of North Point, Fla.; brothers Robert (Shirley) Williams of Hambden Township and Donald (Beverly) Williams of Chardon; and many nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Chapman; parents, Howard and Mabel (nee Borror) Williams; brother Howard Williams Jr.; sisters Mary Payne and Martha Hubbard; and grandchildren Mark and Larry Chapman.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon. Al Stevenson of New Covenant Fellowship Church in Chardon will officiate.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Private family burial will be held.
Donations suggested to Chardon Fire Department, 110 South Hambden St., Chardon, OH 44024 and ACS Relay For Life of Chardon, www.relayforlife.org.
Arrangements by The Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Information and o-line condolences at www.burrservice.com.