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Norma Jean Austin

August 27, 1932 - November 30, 2019


Norma J. Austin, 87, of Owosso, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Pleasant View. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Jennings-Lyons Chapel. Pastor LuWanda Gordon will be officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Norma Jean Speers was born on August 27, 1932 in Owosso, MI a daughter of Wesley and Katherine (McKay) Speers. Norma married Melvin Austin on January 20, 1951. She enjoyed painting, making new friends everywhere she went, crossword puzzles, and crocheting blankets for her grandchildren. Prior to her retirement, she had worked for Universal Electric for over 40 years and Noah's Ark Daycare for 12 years.

Norma is survived by her children, Les (Chery) Austin, Sharon (Jerry) Thompson, Larry (Linda) Austin, Grace (Bob) Pelikan and Adel (Jonnie) Austin; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Austin; grandson, Nicholas Austin; 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Memorial Contributions in Norma's name are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent at