Norma Jean Painter, 77, formerly of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday afternoon, November 30, 2012 at Kindred Transitional Care in Pickerington, Ohio. She was born in Richwood, Ohio on April 16, 1935 to the late Curtis and Irene Columber Gibson.
Norma Jean married Eugene “Buster” Daum on October 25, 1955 and he preceded her in death in 1975. She later married Sherman Painter on May 16, 1980 and he preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers Giles and Larry Gibson and 4 sisters Ruth Hinton, Christine Shrout, Carol Lee Hart and Lois Ann Plikerd.
Norma Jean is survived by her 3 sons Rodney Daum of Bellefontaine, Randy Daum of Sidney and Terry (Sandy) Daum of Florida; a daughter Twila (Mark) Aldo of Reynoldsburg; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; a brother Clifford (Starling) Gibson of Richwood; a sister Starling Andrews of Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Norma Jean worked as a laborer at Copeland’s in Sidney and retired after 30 years of employment. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo and playing cards.
Funeral services will be held at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00AM with Pastor Brad Angus officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 2-4 & 6-8PM. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.