Norma Jean Wilde

July 04, 1934 ‒ March 28, 2020

Ashley, Ohio

Norma Jean Wilde 85, of Ashley passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Born July 4, 1934 in Delaware, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry & Jessie (Cumston) Elliott. Norma attended and later graduated from Hyatts High School in 1952. Upon graduation Norma joined the United States Air Force and proudly served her country during the Korean War, two years later Norma was honorably discharged.

In 1953 she married Richard C. Wilde, who she supported in his continued involvement in the military for over 20 years, and kept things under control on the home front. Over their 63 years of marriage they raised a family, toured the world, and enjoyed retirement until Richard’s passing in April 2016.

After the military, Noma found her calling as a Press Operator for Ranco Manufacturing in Delaware and Plain City, she retired from there after 25 years of service. Norma was also a life member of Ashley American Legion Chapter 104, and the VFW Auxiliary 1067. She was also a Golden Age Eagle with the Delaware Eagles Chapter 376.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Wilde, sons Lyle, Christopher, and Dennis, daughter Karen Metzger, brothers Richard Elliott and Gerald Elliott, and sisters Betty Pool and Carol Neville.

Norma is survived son Daniel (Sandy) Wilde; daughter Brenda Wilde; five grandchildren Orion Wilde, Richard Wilde, Dustin Brokaw, Stephen Metzger, and Debbie Selmon; Thirteen great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Norma enjoyed spending any time she could with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Pastor Donnie Akers will officiate a graveside service at 1:00 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Ashley Union Cemetery, in Ashley, Ohio where military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force, and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Friends may join the family on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm for visitation.

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  • I am so sorry to learn of the death of Dennis and your mom. They were a fixture in Ashley and will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time. 🙏

  • I am so sorry Brenda and Dan to hear of Dennis passing and your Mom’s. I am praying for your family. ❤️🙏🏻

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your mama. Sorry to hear of Dennis passing also. Sending love and prayers. RIP.

  • Sorry to hear of Normas passing as well. Many fun memories in your home, my second family. Memories of many cards parties and us kids running a muck! Love and prayers!

    Keith and Teena (Frey) Yeary

  • The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Eagles #376 would like to express our condolence to the family of our Sister Norma Jean Wilde. She had been a faithful Golden Eagle Member for several years. She will be greatly missed. We would like to extend our prayers to the family on the lost of Norma and also her son Dennis.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Julie Marshall, Secretary
    Delaware Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #376

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dennis and your Mom’s passing. She will be well missed. She is a wonderful Lady… Will miss her. Will miss Dennis also. Wonderful guy.
    Prayers are with you and your family.
    Sending Hugs and Love,
    Lisa Richert

  • Tom, the kids, and myself send our love, prayers, and condolences💗
    Love you all,
    The Thomas Family

    “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller

  • Daniel,Sandy,Brenda :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with and your families.. in the loss of your
    brother/ Dennis and Mom /Norma .
    My you all find peace and comfort in the coming days ,

    They will be greatly missed by all . May God give you peace and comfort in the coming days,

  • We are very sorry for your loss of your mother and your brother. Saying goodbye to loved ones is always difficult. Thinking of you and your family.
    Greg Cochran and family