Norma Jean <I>Arnold</I> Gerken

Norma Jean Arnold Gerken

Birth
Cornerville, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 May 2008 (aged 68)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Reno, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 115324462 · View Source
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WHIPPLE — Norma Jean Arnold Gerken, 68, of 915 Whipple Run Road, Whipple, died Friday (May 2, 2008) at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

She was born May 30, 1939, in the Cornerville, Reno area, to Francis Andrew and Elizabeth Ann Lang Arnold.

She was a 1956 graduate of Marietta High School. She had worked as a teletype operator for The Marietta Times many years ago. She was a mother, homemaker, and dairy farmer, retiring from the Gerken Dairy Farm. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was involved in the YMCA and had volunteered at the Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department. Norma loved quilting, sewing, exercising, traveling, the sunshine and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Edward Gerken; they were married Nov. 14, 1959. She is also survived by six children, Joseph Gerken (Marie) of Whipple, Jennifer Gerken (Joel) of Whipple, Robert Gerken (Tina) of Williamsburg, Va., Kenneth Gerken (Jill) of Whipple, Terry Gerken (Lori) of Marietta and Kathie Griffith (Robert) of Girard; 11 grandchildren, Jody Briggs (Mike), Kelly Kent (Eric), Josh Gerken, Brandi Reed, Keelan Gerken, Amanda and Zachary Gerken, Michael and Tyler Gerken, and Sophie and Isaac Griffith; three stepgrandsons, Justin, William and Thomas; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Austin and Audrey Kent; a brother, Francis "Junior" Arnold (Carolyn) of Reno; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Donald Arnold.

Funeral liturgy, with Mass, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Monsignor John Michael Campbell as celebrant. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with a vigil service at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Entombment will be at East Lawn Mausoleum.

Donations may be made to the St. Mary Church Restoration Fund, 506 Fourth St., Marietta 45750.

May 5, 2008
The Marietta Times


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  • Created by: Anna
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 115324462
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norma Jean Arnold Gerken (30 May 1939–2 May 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115324462, citing East Lawn Memorial Park, Reno, Washington County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Anna (contributor 47477171) .