Norma Jean Breece

May 02, 1939 ‒ September 07, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Norma Jean Breece, age 81 of Delaware passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 following an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on May 2, 1939 in Sabina the only daughter, of three children to the late Orley M. Shockey and Ola L. (May) Simpson. She attended Grace Brethren Church in her younger years and had been attending Christ the King Church most recently. Norma retired from Ranco as an assembler after 32 years of service.

She is survived by her children: Lee Anna (Charlie) Dickason and Karen (David) Burton both of Delaware, Dee Anna (Mike Baker) Shrader of Cardington, and Keith (Sue) Breece of Ashley, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; special friends Rose Robinson, and Marie Krouse; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Gayland “Dago” Breece in 2004, son Kenneth Breece in 1981, granddaughter Erica Burton Pounds, and great grandson Kolton Honeter, and brothers Harold and Bill Shockey.

Norma was a family-oriented woman, who took care of her mother, and husband in their final days, and would always put her family first before herself. She enjoyed reading and coloring, and also enjoyed bowling in her younger years and watching wrestling. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas, because she knew it was a time to be gathered with her family. Her family and those close to her will remember her as the loving, caring, sincere, and beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that she was.

Friends may call Thursday 11:00 am until 1:00 pm  at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr at W. William St., Delaware where services will follow at 1:00 pm Thursday. Burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks will be required and social distancing must be observed. Following the graveside services a reception will be held at Christ the King Church, 4701 US-23, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Memorial contributions can be made to Tranquility Hospice, 1949 West Central Ave, Suite C, Delaware Ohio, 43015, or Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Delaware Chapter, P.O. Box 81, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Condolences may be expressed at

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Deepest and Heart Felt Condolences to all the
    Family. Norma surely will be missed by you all.
    Just remember all those special memories you made together.
    Prayers and Hugs!! ❤❤

    Robin Scaggs and family..

  • Lee Anna and Family – so sorry for the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace.

    Sandy Ashbrook

  • David and I send our deepest condolences to your family. She sure fought hard, up and down with her health. It was obvious she was a fighter and loved life. But sometimes life is just too tough. She will live forever in your hearts and all your memories. Bless you all.

  • Miss norma i will sure miss you,everytime i saw you you always greeted me with a smile,and said hello mary…we have known you for over45 years and i consider you family…Miss norma fly high with the angels you fought a good fight..God sure received a beautiful you

  • Norma will be missed by the staff/family at Long Real Estate where she resided for many years. We know she raised a wonderful, caring family, and was always a pleasure to speak with. We extend our condolences to the family as they celebrate her life.

  • Lee Ann and family, Our prayers are with you on your loss. Norma was one we could always call a friend. May she Rest In Peace. Bill and Anna Martin

  • 9-9-2020

    Lee Anna and family I am so sorry for your loss. Norma was a beautiful woman who truly loved life and loved her family very much. She suffered much but now is at peace with our dear Jesus Christ. Love and prayers are sent to you. Much love, Debby Adams, Becky Groves, Betty Beany and Sherry Gaus.
    Peace be with you and God Bless you all 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • LeeAnn and Family, Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time at the passing of your Mother ,Grandmother and very dear friend. God Bless you all and R.I.P.Norma!

  • To LeeAnn and family thinking about you so sorry about your loss our prayers with you I guess God needed a shoulder to lean on now He has one plus Holton was waiting for her God bless you all Darrell and Barbara Armstrong

  • Rip Norma Breeze our niece im her moms sister Della MaySutton from MtStrrling Ky I enjoyed when she came to see us and when i would ho to see her mom our sist÷r Ola You will be missed i )ove you He got a special angel that day but she is in no more pain God bless all. Of you prayers will be with all of you Til we meet again Rip Yoûr Aûnt Della May Sutton and family

  • Deeanna, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom❤ I pray that God wraps his Heavenly arms around you and your family in this time of need.