|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 2013|
Norma Jeanne Gillham Cass, 88 years of age, of Beatrice, died Saturday afternoon, September 21, 2013 at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center. She was born on November 12, 1924 at Blue Springs and graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1942.
She married Gaythor L. Cass on September 1, 1945 at Houston, Texas and they lived in Beatrice raising seven children. Norma Jeanne worked for the Nebraska Department of Social Services for 15 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the First Christian Church (DOC) of Beatrice. She was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, holding the position of secretary for many years. She volunteered at the Beatrice Food Pantry and was an avid Husker fan.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicki (Cass) Hepler and husband Keith of El Dorado Hills, CA and Susan (Cass) Schatz and husband Steve of Lincoln, NE; five sons, Gary Cass and wife Judy of Yuma, AZ, David Cass and wife Anita of Lincoln, NE, Steve Cass and wife Catalina of Ventura, CA, Tom Cass and wife Debby of Beatrice, NE, and Bob Cass and wife Pam of Jenks, OK; six grandchildren, Carianne Cass, Zoe (Cass) Copus, Kristin (Cass) Clark, Jeff Cass, and Andrew and Ryan Cass; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ann (Gillham) Cass of Minnesota, LauRene (Gillham) Foster of Lincoln, NE, and Nelva (Gillham) Babbitt and husband Bill of Plattsmouth, NE; three brothers, Bob Gillham of Florida, Tom Gillham of Colorado, and Don Gillham and wife Betty Ann of Lincoln, NE; one sister-in-law, Barbara (Cass) Baum of Florida; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Nellye (Pace) Gillham, her husband Gaythor, who died on June 13, 2004, and one brother, William Gillham.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the First Christian Church of Beatrice with Rev. David A. Bigley officiating. A reception at Aunt Mary's Event Center in Beatrice will follow the service.
Inurnment of the cremains will be at the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice prior to the service.
A memorial has been established to the family's choice with the funeral home in charge. A register book for signatures will be available at the Fox Funeral Home until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday and then at the church one hour preceding the service on Wednesday. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.
Ralph Allen Gillham (1894 - 1981)
Nellye Pace Gillham (1894 - 1984)
Gaythor L Cass (1923 - 2004)
Norma Jeanne Gillham Cass (1924 - 2013)
William Pace Gillham (1927 - 2006)*
Evergreen Home Cemetery
Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Record added: Sep 22, 2013
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