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Norma Jean Standiford

July 24, 1930 — November 24, 2022

Norma Jean Standiford, 92, of Rockford passed away on November 24, 2022 at Divine Nursing and Rehabilitation - Shane Hill in Rockford. She was born on July 24, 1930, in Willshire, to the late Robert and Ruth (Riker) Davis.

On April 09, 1950, she married Richard "Dwight" Standiford, who preceded her in death on September 26, 1975.

Norma Jean worked for over 20 years as a nurse's aide at Shane Hill Nursing Home. Prior to working at Shane Hill, she worked at the Sharp Canning Company and at the Parkway High School Cafeteria where she served food and did dishwashing.

She was a former member of the Grace Missionary Church in Celina and the Grace United Methodist Church in Rockford. She was also a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, as well as the Order of the Eastern Star.

Some of Norma Jean's favorite pastimes were latch hooking, watching QVC, watching religious shows on Sunday mornings, and visiting with her neighbors.

Surviving are one son, Gene (Roxanne) Standiford of Marysville, Washington; one daughter-in-law, Linda Standiford of Celina, OH; one sister, Rev. Rosemary Wagner of Van Wert, OH; one half brother, Bill Davis of Sparks, Nevada; three grandchildren, Richard D. (Beth) Standiford III of Celina, OH, Breanne (Kennedy) Ivy of San Manuel, Arizona, and Michael Standiford of Madison, Alabama; and four great grandchildren, Stella and Kory Standiford of Celina, OH, and Ellenor and Warren Ivy of San Manuel, Arizona.

In addition to her parents and husband, Norma Jean was preceded in death by one son, Richard D.Standiford, Jr; one great grandchild, Gideon Michael Standiford; and four sisters, Winifred Stout, Louise Henry, Ruth Donovan, and Catherine McClellan.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, December 5, 2022, at Riverside Cemetery, 3750 US-33, Rockford, OH 45882, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First St, Rockford, OH 45882.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norma Jean's name may be made to Everheart Hospice, 1350 North Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.
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