Norma Jean Deao

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Norma Jean Deao, 85 of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.

She was born Jan. 18, 1934, in London. Norma was a 1952 graduate of North Lewisburg High School and graduated from cosmetology school.

Norma served the Catholic church as a catechism teacher, a eucharist minister and spent numerous years with her husband in the Knights of Columbus.

In retirement, she was a devoted member St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Edgefield, S.C., where she served as church secretary.

She was an avid painter and she enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and crafts.

She is survived by her daughters, Annette (Gary Haber) Deao and Susan (Randy Randles) Deao; her sons, David (Karen) Deao, John (Shari) Deao and Paul (Darlene) Deao; her grandchildren, Andrew (Nashelle) Keenan, Ryan Knox and Dustin, Ashley, Amy and Rebecca Deao; her great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Jackson; a cousin, Malinda Wells; and a lifelong friend, her dog Molly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Sylvia Miller Stanton; her husband, Sylvester John “Bud” Deao; and a granddaughter, Victoria Deao.

Calling is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, in Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana, followed by graveside services at 12:30 p.m. in Terre Haute Cemetery with Deacon Jeff Hall officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, OH 45459

Express condolences at www.vernonfh.com.