Norma Eppley, 91, Had a Natural Way With Children, Loved Raising Her Family

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 12/06/2019 - 20:34

Norma Geraldine Eppley, 91, of Saline, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at her home surrounded and cared for by her loving daughters, Paula and Jennifer and granddaughters Laura and Becca.

A celebration of life service was held for her on Saturday, December 7 at Ruggles Cemetery in Baroda by her loving family. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor at

Norma was born December 27, 1927 in Sylvania, Ohio to Russel and Leona Kester. She attended and graduated from Holmes Liberty School in Bucyrus, Ohio where she met her future husband Donald Eppley whom she married on May 1, 1947.

What Norma wanted most was to raise a family. She loved children and seemed to have a natural way with them. She always knew how to love, comfort and encourage each child despite their different needs. She also had a wonderful sense of humor and always had many friends wherever she went.  

Norma attended and was active in church most of her adult life. She loved to sing in the choir. She was always faithful but actually came to truly understand the grace offered to us all by God confessing her sins and accepting Jesus as her Savior later in life.

Norma is survived by her four children and spouses: Mike (Corliss), Paula Vogie, Tom (Cindy) and Jennifer (Eric) Wright; seven grandchildren and spouses: Brandon (Janet), Andrew (Missy), Stephanie (Jordan), Jason (Alecia), Laura (Josh), Michael (Krista) and Becca; 13 great grandchildren: Addison, Elizabeth, Cain, Skyler, Hayden, Logan, Cameron, Olivia, Madison, Mason, Kiera, Jace and Karol.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband: Don; parents: Russel and Leona; siblings: Ruth, Thelma, Wade and Doug.

We all love you Mom.

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