Norma Jean (Knapp) Heber

Born: Sun., Jul. 21, 1929
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: Brown- Mack Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: Brown- Mack Funeral Home

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Norma Jean Heber, 89, of Hillsdale, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. To her family and friends she was known as “Jeanie.” Norma Jean was born in Vermillion County on July 21, 1929, to Mabel Clair Brown and Laverne Alfred Knapp. She married James (Jim) Franklin Heber on September 29, 1947 in Clinton Indiana.
She worked at the former Clinton Garment Factory and at Eli Lilly for Canteen. She enjoyed gardening and being a homemaker. She was a member of the Rebekahs Lodge of Hillsdale and in later years enjoyed outings with The Red Hat Society. She raised four children and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim, who died in 2015; her son, Steven Michael Heber, who died in 2008; and her daughter, Tonna Lea Corbin, who died in 2017.
She is survived by two children, James Thomas (Tom) Heber and wife Lorrie of Terre Haute, IN and Susan Elaine and husband Michael (Mike) Gilman of Richmond, KY. She also is survived by a half-sister Dee Dee Long; three grandchildren, Leasa Corbin-Pratt, Zachary Gilman, and Lauren Gilman-Swinefurth; along with three great-grandchildren, Chloe and Ethan Pratt and Sutton Jean Swinefurth.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 with services at 3 p.m. in Brown-Mack Funeral Home 1072 N. Jefferson Street in Montezuma. The Reverend Keith McIntyre will be officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Norma Jean to the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society P.O. Box 155, Clinton IN 47842.  Online condolences may be made at

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Carol Reed Sanquenetti
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love you, Susan.

Jim and Kathy Gary
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Susan and Mike and Family:
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Though I never met her, she had to be fabulous to have such a great family.
I know she appreciated all you did over the last few years for her and have taken those memories with her.
Let us know if there is anything we can do to help in the coming weeks.
Jim and Kathy

Marilyn Young
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
We are so saddened by the passing of Aunt Jean. The memories of a lifetime will always be in our hearts. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn, Kathryn and Leon

Tamm Gray and Family
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Susan and Family,

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Although, I never had a chance to meet your mother, I know she must have been a remarkable woman to have raised such an amazing daughter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this very emotional time.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need anything in the coming days or months, even if just a shoulder to cry on.

   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Hi Susan- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. God's blessings to you and your family.


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