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Norma Joyce Howard Reusser
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1938
El Reno
Canadian County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2012
Garfield County
Oklahoma, USA

Enid News & Eagle (Enid, Oklahoma)
Sunday, Feb.26, 2012

ENID Funeral service for Norma J. Reusser, 73-year-old Enid resident, will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 401 W. Maine St. The Revs. Keith Miller and Greg Hook will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Visitation with family will be 2-4 p.m. today at Henninger-Hinson Chapel.

Norma was born Sept. 2, 1938, in El Reno, Okla., to Otto O. and Lola D. (Patterson) Howard and died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Northwest Specialty Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She attended local schools and graduated from El Reno High School. She attended college first in Bethany, Okla., and then at Phillips University, where she was a music major and played the organ in the Chapel Choir.

On July 30, 1959, she married Lee E. Reusser at Bible Baptist Church.

The couple made their first home in Anahiem, Calif., where Norma worked in an Orange Packing Plant as well as playing organ and piano at Orange Avenue Baptist Church and Downey Baptist Temple.

The couple returned to Enid, where Norma played organ and piano for Bible Baptist, Trinity Baptist, New Hope Baptist, First Baptist Church for 13 years, and finally at Garland Road Baptist Church.

She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, The Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland, American of Royal Decent, Enid Chapter DAR, Enid Past Regent DAR, Robert Co Chapter Colonial Dames 20th Century, Oklahoma Division Magna Carta Dames, Somerset Barons and Oklahoma Society Mayflower Descendants. She also was a member of Garfield County Genealogical Society, which was her greatest hobby.

She is survived by husband Lee, of the home; daughter, Sharla and husband Joe Wood of Enid; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Bogue; and sister, Carolyn Hood.

Memorials may be made to either First Baptist Church or Garland Road Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

Family links: 
  Otto Orvie Howard (1902 - 1950)
  Lola D. Howard Patterson Bogue (1920 - 1965)
Note: Past Regent (1990-1992) Enid Chapter NSDAR
Memorial Park Cemetery
Garfield County
Oklahoma, USA
Maintained by: Utah Tombstone Lady
Originally Created by: Glenda Golden
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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Norma Joyce <i>Howard</i> Reusser
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Norma Joyce <i>Howard</i> Reusser
Added by: Glenda Golden
Norma Joyce <i>Howard</i> Reusser
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You helped us discover our wonderful family tree in ways we would have never known. You were a wonderful cousin! RIP Cousin Norma.
- Utah Tombstone Lady
 Added: Apr. 2, 2015
Rest in peace.Glenda Golden,Regent, Enid Chapter NSDAR
 Added: Aug. 29, 2012

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