Norma Jean Claar
Private Burial: Matteson Lake Cemetery.
Memorial Service: Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Colon Baptist Church at 2:00 PM
Norma Jean Claar, age 85, of Sherwood passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Birch AFC in Leonidas.
Norma Jean was born in Dearborn, Michigan on February 1, 1935, a daughter to the late Rudyard and Mary (Clark) London.
On December 9, 1950, Norma Jean married Veldon Arthur Claar at the Colon Baptist Church. Veldon preceded her in death on September 24, 1988.
Norma Jean lived in the Sherwood area most of her life. She was a member of the Colon Baptist Church where she devoted much of her time.
Norma Jean is survived by four children: Deborah (Terry) Kroupa of Burr Oak, Dale (Marlene) Claar of Burr Oak, Dawn (Rick) Ripley of Colorado, and Daron Claar of Massachusetts, Two sisters: Dorothy Weaver of Idaho and Lois Droeger of Sturgis, Eleven Grandchildren, Thirty-One Great Grandchildren, Two Great Great Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Norma Jean was preceded in death by a brother Dean London and a sister Barbara London.
Following Norma Jean’s wishes a private burial will take place in Matteson Cemetery. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Colon Baptist Church or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be left for the family online at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
June 13, 2020 @ 5:08 pm
All our love to the family. Norma Jean will be missed. I have lots of memories at her home , at ours and more with family from my earliest to recent memories as well. She loved the Lord with all her heart and mind. It is a comfort to know she is with Him now. What a Joy to know she has a body that cooperates with her mind. What a blessing she was. Suzanne & Gehry.
June 14, 2020 @ 2:55 pm
Dear Dawn: I am sorry and saddened for your loss. Knowing you as a person tells me your Mom was and is very important in the person you are. So, I would say to her….thanks for doing a good job.
Love to you,
Penny ( Creasy)
June 15, 2020 @ 4:38 pm
So sorry to hear about the passing of Norma Jean. My mother Virginia Frederick were friends and my mom worked with Veldon at Quality Springs in Coldwater. Your parents were wonderful people to everyone and helped my mom out a lot over the years. I loved her laugh. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Glad to see she has quite the family.
Steve and Sheila Claar
June 24, 2020 @ 5:19 pm
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Norma Jean. May God be with you at this difficult time.
Steve and Sheila Claar
January 9, 2023 @ 5:43 pm
I met Norma Jean at the age of eight and she had the most profound impact on my life. I’m sorry to say, I probably never expressed it strongly enough to her, but she was an amazing woman with an exemplary heart for God and service to his kingdom. Although this is belated, my condolences to her family. I will always treasure what she did for me as a child in need of three love of a grandmother.