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Saturday December 8th, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday December 8th, 2018

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Norma L. Ash

Norma Laverne Ash, 93, passed away on December 1, 2018. She was born August 19, 1925 in Akron to the late Herman and Louise Roth. She enjoyed singing until the end.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Donald; son, Kenneth; brothers, Clyde, John, Harold; and sister, Betty.

She is survived by her sons, Glenn (Bev), Dennis (Shari); grandson, Scott; and great-granddaughter, Jenna.

Friends may call at the Ivy Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 2580 Romig Rd., Akron on December 8, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 AM, where a funeral service will be held immediately following at 11:00 AM, Pastor Bud Couts officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Goss Memorial Church, in honor of Norma.

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Dear Denny and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Norma was a kind and thoughtful person. You will be in my prayers.

Susan Simerson Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

You will be in our thoughts and prayers this day. May our Father in heaven watch over you and comfort you this day.

We hope the following verse reminds you of the love that Christ has for us and the reassurance of our salvation for those who give their hearts and lives in the service of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ- God's Son.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

The Staff of Bacher Funeral Home Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Ash Family,

We attended Goss Memorial Church years ago and knew Norma then. Julie sat next to her in the choir years ago. Three to four years ago, Rob's mom was in Pebble Creek and was in the room right across the hall from Norma. We would see Norma in the hall sometimes and would say hi to her, but she no longer knew who we were.

We want to give you our condolences. We are sure Norma is having a great time in heaven with her Lord and those family members who have gone before her. May God give you peace and comfort.

Rob and Julie Chaffin Dec 10 2018 12:00 AM

Norma Ash Family
May our God comfort your hearts on the home going to heaven of dear Norma.
I will always remember her Mother Louise Roth.
Louise was very kind to me when I came to Goss Memorial Church.
A wonderful family.

Patricia Grimes Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

Norma's two sons were holding her hand while she went home to be with the Lord, where she joined her husband Don and son, Kenny, who went before her. We said our last goodbyes and knew she would be in a better place. She was a devout Christian who attended Goss Church and when that no longer became an option, attended services at Pebblecreek. She always had the picture of Jesus on her wall, and her well-worn Bible by her nightstand. Her faith was strong and she passed this along to her sons.
She loved music and literally sang up to the last day. In her earlier years she sang in the choir, played and directed the bell choir at church. Maybe she even influenced her sons in the area of music as they all enjoyed it in some realm. She would even tickle the piano keys at the nursing home to entertain others. Along with religious songs, one of her favorite was "Take me out to the ballgame", which she sung frequently. In her later years she became an avid fan of many sports. Her roommates always had updates on the games, as Norma frequently had some sport event on the television. Her room had blankets with the Ohio Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians logos.Not sure why there was no Cleveland Brown's blanket, or maybe I do know why. She would call Kenny and discuss the games with him while they were both watching it. Many a discussion on what should have been done to win the game.
She liked to travel and had the opportunity to visit Mexico, Hawaii, along with taking the boys when they were young to Cape Hatteras for family vacations. Her husband Don liked to drive so one of their biggest trips was a driving vacation to Alaska. Now that is s road trip!
I can truly say that she enjoyed life to her fullest capabilities. Her room was filled with memories of cards and gifts that were given to her in which she cherished the thoughts and sentiments of others. Evidence of her great granddaughter Jenna was throughout the room, either from a displayed school picture, drawn pictures or crafts Jenna made when she was younger.. Jenna would visit Norma, and put a great smile on her face. Grandchildren are such jewels in Grandmother's lives.
Even in the loss of her loved ones she held on to her knowledge that she would see everyone again. In the last days she mentioned she was anticipating seeing her own mother.
Because of her and Don I am truly grateful as she gave me my husband Denny. He is so kind and gentle. He is strong in his faith and reflects it in his daily life, I believe due to her. He loves his two Stepdaughters and three Grandsons along with his "kids" his two dogs and cat. Norma herself had pets throughout her life with cats and dachshunds and although she did not have any at the nursing home, she would have us get bird food to attract birds outside her window, along with enjoying the resident pet birds and rabbit at the home.

May the memories of Norma be kept alive in our hearts and minds. We will miss you, Norma.

Shari-Lynn Ash Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM