Norma Jean Rightnowar, age 82, of Woodlawn, was called back home at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Washington County Hospital in Nashville.
Norma was born July 24, 1931, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of George Elvis and Dollie (Jines) Morgan. On Dec. 24, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, she married Ivan W. “Bill” Rightnowar and he survives in Woodlawn.
Mrs. Rightnowar was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary for many years. She worked at Triple A and retired from GMAC. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends fishing, camping, playing cards and going to the gambling boat. Norma was a member of the West Long Prairie Christian Church in Waltonville.
Norma is survived by her husband, Bill Rightnowar of Woodlawn; twin daughters, Linda Hale and husband Rickey of Woodlawn and Brenda Stephen and special friend Gale Loker of Mt. Vernon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Chris Hale and wife Erin and children Autumn, Elijah and Christopher Hale of Woodlawn, Timothy Webb and son Zack Webb of Mt. Vernon, Melissa Szopinski and husband Cory and son Mason of Nashville, Katrina Bridewell and husband Mike and sons Cody and Greyson of Waltonville, Justin Stiles of West Virginia and Dr. Sheila Decker and husband Billy and children Scarlet and Sawyer of DuQuoin; sisters-in-law, Doris Brown and Mary Lou Morgan; and special friend, Marilyn Williams.
In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her sisters, Georgia Morgan, Erma Roth and Maxine McClinton; half-sister, Bernice Bean; brothers, Billy, George R. “Bob”, Harold “Teny” and Martell Morgan; half-brother, Ernest Sinks; son-in-law, Dr. Richard J Stephen; niece, Sherry Floyd; great-niece, Michelle Roth; and a nephew, Bobby Morgan Jr.
Funeral services for Norma Rightnowar will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Rob Greenwalt officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com.