Norma Lynn Saunders

June 04, 1953 ‒ September 13, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Norma Lynn Saunders, age 64, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 4, 1953 in Washington D.C. the daughter of Harry and Mary Lou (Gaeth) Hahn. Norma worked as a nurse for over 30 years at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center before retiring and working in the home health care business.

Norma had a heart of gold and was always expressing her compassion and kindness to others. She enjoyed Saturday’s and cheering on the Buckeyes but most important she loved being with her family and cherishing every moment she had with her grandson Braxton. Norma will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

She is survived by her two sons, Kenny Saunders and Matt Saunders; a grandson, Braxton Saunders; her father, Harry Hahn; siblings, Terese (Art) Labovitz, David (Ruth) Hahn and Mary Beth (Tim) Mohl; seven nieces and nephews; 9 great nieces and nephews and the father of her children, John Saunders.

Norma was preceded in death by her mother Mary Lou Hahn.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Scott Ness will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Norma’s name may be made to help her good friend JJ House an actor with the MTV arts, 812 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Norma-my WONDERFUL Sister,


    My mind knows that you are in a a better place where there is no pain. You are at peace.
    I understand that, I just wish I could explain it to my HEART.

    There is an empty space in it that nothing will ever fill. I grieve, but I know my tears are for me because we will be together again.

    I love you Norma and miss you with all my heart. I will miss calling you after work and seeing how things are going. I wish we had more time.


    Mary Beth

    P.S. Thank you so much for the pennies I found yesterday. I know you sent them and are with mom now.

  • My prayers and hugs to all the family. What a wonderful and amazing mother friend and woman Norma was. We miss her greatly.
    Alanna, Logan and Mattie

  • Sweet Norma…..gone to soon. I will continue to pray for your family. I am blessed to have known you. Rest easy and rejoice in the arms of Jesus… will be missed.

  • I am very sorry for you and your family’s loss. May she rest in peace knowing that she was loved. Her spirit will live on through the memories of family and friends.

  • Dear Norma I was heart brorken when I heard you was sick… But I’m even more now that your gone, gone but not forgotten I love your laugh , you were kind to me and kind to everyone you came in contact with … I’m remembering the last time you ask me to go to the honey buckets I still have thoses pics you doing your thing dancing all over the floor . I’ll miss you my friend …

  • I’m is very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with her at MVDC. She is at peace! Many prayers for your strength throughout this time!

  • I worked with Norma at MVDC. Loved her beautiful smile and the kindness she showed others. She made a difference in so many others lifes. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, & praying that the Lord comforts you during this sad and difficult time.

  • Kenny Matt and Family I can’t even begin to tell you all how very sorry I am for your loss I know telling you how she is better now no pain but that will not take away your pain they say when a loved one becomes a memory your memory becomes treasures I believe this because I have a lot of good memories as do others of your mom and we will treasure them all be there for each other and know She is watching over all of you your in my prayers Connie and Greg Quick

  • Dear Saunders/Hahn Family:
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Norma, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother & aunt.
    She was such a wonderful, caring woman/friend.
    I got to know her at MVDC and even better during the passing of my beloved sister in law Cathy Fish Sweet, who was her co-worker nurse at the developmental center.
    She had such kind words at Cathy’s funeral. I will never forget her compassion eulogy. She surely had a gift when it came to putting feelings on paper.
    Know that all of you are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless.

  • Thoughts and prayers for you Kenny, and all your family during this rough if you need anything….
    Love ya,

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I too am a retiree of MVDC. One thing I will always remember is her smile and her love for the individuals. Heaven has gained another angel. RIP Norma you have touched many lives. Colleen Millligan

  • Norma’s family I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful momma and sister and grandma .Norma I will miss you , You were the sweetest lady and we had some fun times with you at work and outside of work . So sad my heart is broken for you and for your family but you are on your new journey and no more pain sure you are up there with your momma rest easy pretty lady .God bless your family at this difficult time.

  • Prayers and our heartfelt condolences, to you Kenny and Matt.
    I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with Norma in this life. She sure loved you two.
    Know that her spirit will always be with you
    God Bless

  • My condolences go out to her family. May God give Kenny, Matthew and the rest of her family strength and comfort at this time.

    I knew Norma as a patient of mine. She always had a smile and was a kind lady. She will be missed.

  • Mary – I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister, Norma. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, sending comfort in this time of grief. I am desiring that your many happy memories of your sister will help you through the coming days. Sending love –Jane

  • How sorry I am to have read about Norma’s passing. It’s so hard to lose such a dear member of your family.

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She is at peace now and your memories of her will help you through the days ahead.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

  • May the Lord lift you up during this difficult time and know that Norma is at peace and with you in spirit. I was so very lucky to have worked with her at MVDC and she was instrumental in helping me change my life for the better. I will forever be grateful to her for that. I will miss her greatly as I know you will too. Be strong…God is with you.

  • Norma you’re going to be missed I love working with you and you were very nice to everybody that came in contact with you

  • Our deepest condolences to the entire family. She filled many a roll as a Mother, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, friend, co-worker and will leave a void in the hearts of many.
    Hugs and love to all.

  • Sincerest sympathy to the Saunders family. I worked at MVDC and gained Norma as a great friend. Her care and work as a nurse showed her compassion for others. I dont think I ever saw her without that beautiful smile. She will be missed, yet remembered by many co-workers and friends.

    May your memories give you strength in the days ahead.

    Roger Marra

  • I cant remember a time that you were not a part of my life, you were always smiling and kind…You had a heart of gold and made a lasting impression on all who came across your path …. I always loved hearing you talk about Braxton, you could just feel the love you had for him… My prayers go out to the family…. You were such a special person to me Norma….and I will miss you so very much… Kenny and Matt im here if you need anything…

  • Norma-

    You were one of the sweetest, kindest, and funniest women I ever had the pleasure of knowing. You were always so very kind to me and my family. I will never forget my memories of you and all of the laughter. We are lucky to have a new angel and I find comfort in knowing that God has big plans for you. Thanks for all the love and laughs.

    The Swims family

  • My deepest sympathy to the Hahn and Saunders family. Norma was a dear and caring person and to know her was to love her as you all know. She touched many lives as a kind , compassionate nurse and friend and she will be missed by all who knew her. You are in my thoughts and prayers ! Love, Valerie McManis and family