Norma J. Ernst, 88, of Shreve, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Majora Lane in Millersburg.
She was born June 5, 1924, in Shreve to Guy and Hazel (Cole) Biggs and married James Ernst on Nov. 26, 1945. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1980.
She was a graduate of Shreve High School and Canton Business College. Norma was a life resident of Shreve and had attended Shreve Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She found special comfort in the Blachleyville Church of Christ Bible study she attended.
Surviving are children, James E. (Karen) Ernst of Wooster, Jerald E. Ernst of Shreve, Bartley (Mary) Ernst of Glenmont, and Susan (John) Baker of Big Prairie, grandchildren, Troy Ernst, Jonathan, Roderick and Brandon Baker, Savannah, Ryan and Devin Ernst; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James "Bud" and John Biggs; a sister, Mary Tice; and a grandson, Todd Ernst.
The family would like to thank Majora Lane for the wonderful care shown their mother and grandmother.
Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 4 in Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Lawson officiating.
Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve, handled arrangements.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.