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Norma Jean Painter


Norma Jean Painter, 77, formerly of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care, Pickerington.

She was born in Richwood on April 16, 1935, to the late Curtis and Irene Columber Gibson.

She married Eugene “Buster” Daum on Oct. 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She married Sherman Painter on May 16, 1980, and he died in 1996. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Giles and Larry Gibson; and four sisters, Ruth Hinton, Christine Shrout, Carol Lee Hart and Lois Ann Plikerd.

Survivors include three sons, Rodney Daum of Bellefontaine, Randy Daum of Sidney and Terry (Sandy) Daum of Florida; a daughter, Twila (Mark) Aldo of Reynoldsburg; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford (Starling) Gibson of Richwood; a sister, Starling Andrews of Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She worked as a laborer at Copeland’s in Sidney and retired after 30 years of employment. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo and playing cards.

Pastor Brad Angus officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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