Edna Mae Norman, 102, Birdseye

Edna Mae Norman, 102, of Birdseye, died Tuesday, April 28, at her son’s home in Indianapolis. She was born in Birdseye March 2, 1918, to William and Anna (Brady) Choate. She married Chester Spencer July 6, 1940. He died in 1970. She married Carroll “Clay” Norman December 16, 1972. He died in 2009.

Edna was employed as an inspector at RCA for 21 years. She was a past member of Birdseye Pentecostal Church, enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Ironically she was born during the 1918 pandemic and died during the present pandemic.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas Spencer and wife Pam, Birdseye, and Charles Spencer and wife Judy and William Spencer, all of Indianapolis; two daughters, Betty Hurley and husband John and Ruth Ann Begley and husband Duane, all of Indianapolis;  two siblings, Leotta Atkins, Huntingburg, and Junus Ingle, Camby; 32 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a number of great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and two husbands she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Kindler, one son, John Spencer; two sisters, Viola Eckert and Violet Ingle, and four brothers, Joe Ingle and , John Choate, Albert Choate and Ezra Choate.

Private graveside services will be held Friday at Spencer Cemetery near Birdseye. Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg is in charge of arrangements. Online co;ndolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com.

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