February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009 3:00 pm Newson Missionary Church in St. Paris
Norma R. Markin, 83 of St. Paris, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Springfield Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born March 6, 1925 the daughter of George and Cloe McInturff.
Norma lived a life of service to others. She was a caregiver for the elderly, a houseparent for Champaign Residential Services and a foster parent. She loved to cook and bake for family and friends. She was the past president of the resident association at Lawnwood Commons where she resided. She attended Newson Missionary Church.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Markin, her son, Jon Ross and grandchildren, Shelby Watts and Matt Ross.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Candy (Ray) Jackson of Saint Paris and Carla (Tim) Cross of Urbana, 2 sons, George (Penny) Ross of Quincy and Chuck Markin of Orlando, Florida, 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, special friend and caregiver, Tammy Brown as well as, numerous relatives, friends and neighbors.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Newson Missionary Church, 9310 Cowpath Rd., St. Paris, Ohio 43072 with Pastor Jon Ranous officiating.
Following the memorial service those attending are invited for a time of food, fellowship and sharing.
Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.