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Obituary: Norma Mae McKinney, Columbus

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Norma Mae McKinney, 74, of Crescent Drive, died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Norma graduated in 1957 from Columbus High School, where she was an honor roll student. She worked many jobs, including at Nagel Book Store and Jester Clothing Store. After she married, she was employed by Cummins Engine Company, was manager of Paul Harris Clothing Store, a secretary at Neal Paint Store and an aide, then secretary, at Northside Middle School.

Norma was a member of First United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She previously volunteered as a Girl Scout and Brownie leader and was a member of a home economics club. She enjoyed traveling, going to plays at the theater, movies and dancing. Norma loved being with her family.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Lantz officiating. Calling will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Born in Columbus Jan. 11, 1939, Norma was the daughter of John Wallace and Pauline Young Wallace. She married George McKinney in June 1957.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Deb (Sal) Risinger of Tucson, AZ, Vicki (Mark) Huckaby of Columbus, IN, and Susan (Eric) Wilcox of Jeffersonville, IN; a brother, John Wallace of Florida; grandchildren, Amie Spaugh, Justin Ebert, Joel Huckaby, Ashley Huckaby, and Rachel Wilcox; and great-grandchildren, Nate, Nick and Nora-Li Spaugh, Noah Jordan and Thad Huckaby.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry Wallace.

You may view her video tribute after 1 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.


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