2007-06-02 / Obituaries

Norma Jean Gault

A funeral service celebrating the life of Norma Jean Gault, 76, of Heath; will be held Thursday May 31st, 2007, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown.

Norma died Saturday evening, May 26th, 2007, following an extended illness. She was born September 14, 1930 in Marietta, the daughter of the late Earl Adam and Sadye Fleming Wildermuth. She graduated from Marietta High School, class of 1948.

Norma was a former member of the Hebron United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher; a 25 year member of Eagon Chapter #123, Order of Eastern Star, and a Past Mother Advisor for Hebron Assembly, Order of Rainbow for Girls. She was a founding member of the 19th Hole Club at Harbor Hills Country Club, where she served as a two-term past president. Norma was a devoted wife and mother, adored her granddaughters and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

She is survived by her husband, Gene whom she married on February 2, 1951 in Marietta; her children, John W. Gault of Newark, Jay (Denise) Gault of Newark, and Ann (Michael) Fornataro of Newark; her two granddaughters, Brooke and Brayan Gault; her sister, Betty Jo (Joseph) Haddox of Gainesville, Fl.; her sister-inlaw, Kathy Wildermuth of Newark; brother-in-law, James (Linda) Gault of Wilmington, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents. Earl and Sadye Wildermuth; her in-laws, Hope and Donald Gault; her sister, Ruth (Jack) Ridenour; and her brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Wildermuth and Carl Wildermuth.

A caring message may be sent to the family at www.hoskinsonfuneral. com.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, Ohio 43056. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Newark Health Care for their hours of dedication, service and care; Pastor Paul Hansen and Bonni for their many visits and well wishes for our family; and everyone who visited her while ill and those who sent the many cards and letters. She read and enjoyed each one.

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