Norma Jean Shelton, 89 years old, passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Trailpoint Village, South Bend. Norma was born on March 13, 1931 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Luther and Geneva (Payne) Higbie. She lived most of her life in the Indianapolis area. Norma worked at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN for 20 years in the housekeeping department. She graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Shelton; and her daughter, Laura K. Hiott.
Norma is survived by her six children, Cheryl Allan, Terry Hiott, David Hiott, Susan Gratton, Mark Hiott, and Tony Hiott; ten grandchildren and their families. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas Higbie and his wife, Jan.
A private graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be donated to Alzheimer’s Research Center, 295 Phalen Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55130.
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