Norma Jeanne (Tingley) Moore
June 01, 1929 ‒ June 22, 2010
LEXINGTON – Norma Jeanne (Tingley) Moore, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 22, 2010. She died at home with her loving family members at her side after an extended illness.
She was born June 1, 1929 to Harold and Thelma (Casto) Tingley in Mansfield, Ohio, and lived in the surrounding area all her life. She attended Yankeetown one-room schoolhouse and shared the story of her pet goat following her to school.
She was a 1947 graduate of Madison High School. Her yearbook listed her favorite activities as roller skating and being with her pals. Further, it listed her life’s ambition to be completely happy. Few people attain the kind of happiness Norma Jeanne enjoyed. Coming from a strong 4H family, she spent 22 years as a 4H member and advisor, then many more years as an active 4H mom.
Norma worked numerous years outside the home. When she was just 18 years old she worked as the head cook at Madison High School. She worked in many areas of food service including owning and operating her own restaurant on Ashland Rd. She was employed as a department head in a retail store before becoming a full time stay-at-home wife and mom.
Norma always put her whole heart into everything she did and added that extra detail to make every occasion special. She made many beautiful and elaborate wedding cakes for her children, nieces, nephews and special friends (her true labors of love). She enjoyed sharing her many talents and gifts with her loved ones.
Norma was a devoted Christian woman who loved her Lord and Savior. She currently was attending The Pines Christian Church. In her younger years she was very involved and active in serving the Lord. She was a founding member of Safe Harbor Christian Church as well as the Ontario Christian Church. She was a former member at the Bellville Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school to a special group of kids.
She had a great love of family and life. Her family has many wonderful memories of their mother and grandmother – all the summer picnics and special holiday get-togethers. Norma shared with her family so many fond memories of the annual trips she and her Jim made to Vermont in the fall. She lived in the Lexington area for the past 34 years and was a member of Perry Township homemakers.
Norma leaves to cherish her loving memory a devoted and supportive family: a daughter Cathe Miller of Crestline; a son and daughter-in-law Jim & Judy Moore of Crestline; a daughter and son-in-law Deb & Jerry Pittenger of Galion; a daughter Barbara J Moore of Lexington; a son and daughter-in-law Jeff & Dian Moore of Galion; an adopted-in-the-heart daughter Pandy Parker of Lexington; grandchildren Shawna & Eric Patrick of Shelby; Shane Miller of Friendswood, TX; Shad & Jeannie Miller of Kingwood, TX; Sean & Stacy Miller of Crestline; Niki & Nick Briggs of Crestline; Jimmy Moore of Mansfield; Becky & Aaron Pontius of Findlay; Michelle & Mike Gillin of Mooresville, IN.; Cathe Jo Hettinger of Crestline; Brad & Ela Pittenger of Fort Brag, NC; Jeff Pittenger & Lisa Kilgore of Cincinnati; Tom Warner of Galion; Felicia Moore & James Hatfield of Bellville; Amberly & Robert Meadows of Hawaii; Chris and Amber Risner of Mansfield, Holly Soria of Mansfield, and Stevie Soria and Jewell of Mansfield, and Megan Pry of Crestline; great grandchildren Cody, Cole, Marissa, Christian, Katelyn, Kayla, Zachary , Elizabeth, Brianna, Breena, Elizabeth Ann, Leann, Ryan, Caiden, Harli, Brennan, Brian, Brody, Blaine, Grady, Katelyn, Mariah, Kayelin and Addison; a great great granddaughter Lilly Jo; brother and sister-in-law Chuck and Joanne Tingley of Fredericktown; a number of special cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved little dog Angel.
Norma also leaves a host of special friends; she had that unique way of wrapping herself around one’s heart.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband James H. Moore, Sr.; her parents; a sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Earl Hill; special nephew Charles R. Tingley; a son-in-law Timothy Woodward; a daughter-in-law Kimberly Moore; and a great granddaughter Amberlee Pittenger.
Norma was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to thank the VNA and her special nurse Deanna, along with the help and support of Hospice of NCO.
Her family will receive friends Friday, June 25, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home), where her funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastors Neil Gilliland and Eddie Clark will officiate. Burial will follow in Windsor Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, to Visiting Nurse Association of Mid Ohio, or to The Pines Christian Church.