A funeral service, celebrating the life of Norma Jean Blauser, 86, formerly of Hebron, was held January 3, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Brett Rizzo as celebrant. Burial followed in Basil Cemetery, Baltimore.
Norma passed away December 24, 2016, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Columbus on July 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle (Weaver) Hornung. She was a 1948 graduate of Liberty Union High School. After raising her children, she returned to college and received her degree from the Ohio State University, teaching vocal music in the Walnut Township Schools, and was a reading specialist and second grade teacher in the Hebron elementary school, retiring in 1990. She was an active 4-H advisor for many years, along with her husband, Robert she founded the National Roaders 4-H club and was active with the club for over 25 years. She was an avid musician, serving as organist and children’s choir director at Kirkersville United Methodist Church. Norma enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, fishing and knitting.
She is survived by her loving family: children, Dr. Catherine Allyn Darr of Fresno, Molly (Lee) Pletcher of Pataskala, David (Lisa) Blauser of Crooksville, Bobbie (Dr. Gary) Schnitkey of Champaign, Ill and Victor Blauser of Columbus; her 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her brothers in-law, Stanley Jr. (Barbara) Blauser of Stockton, N.J., and Wayne Fritz of Baltimore; sisters-in-law, Becky Todd of Baltimore and Pat Blauser of Pickerington; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert R. Blauser; a son, Norman Walter Blauser; a son-in-law, Jack Darr; and her sister, Phyllis.
Memorials may be directed to the Licking County 4-H Foundation.