Norma Grider


Norma Sue Grider, 76, of Columbus, died at 10:16 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Norma was born Aug. 11, 1940,  in Columbus, the daughter of William Alva and Estel Mae Burton Philpot.

She married Floyd Edward Grider June 7, 1959, in Columbus; he survives.

She was a very sweet and loving person, loved to help others and loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was an accomplished pianist and beautiful singer. She loved all animals and especially her last cat, Baby.

Norma had fought breast cancer for 20 years and it returned three years ago. She was a strong woman and fought the cancer with everything she had in her and with the help of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

A big thank you to Dr. Karuna Koneru and staff in Bloomington for the wonderful care that was given to Norma in the last 20 years when she was fighting her cancer and a special thank you to Dr. Roy Goode and staff at Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Norma.

She worked 23 years for Courier-Newsom Express in the payroll department. She worked in the accounting department of Mill Race Center and was in charge of the Meals on Wheels program. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd E. Grider of Columbus; sister, Carol (Rev. Larry) McIntosh of Columbus; nephew, Bruce (Belinda) McIntosh of Columbus; great-nieces, Lindsey (Steve) Varvel and Tammy (Joey) Pratt of Columbus; great-great-niece, Norma Ann Jean Varvel of Columbus; and great-great-nephews, Wesley and Carter Varvel of Columbus.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Bishop Bryan Busselberg officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will take place in Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Please make memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Norma loved candy and especially chocolate. If you want to remember Norma in the days ahead, please enjoy candy and remember her.