Norma Ruth Kirkpatrick, 84

Norma Ruth Kirkpatrick, 84, formerly of Wabash, died at 11:15 pm, Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare in LaFontaine. 

She was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Marion, to Clifford and Opal (Young) Cassidy.

Norma married James R. Kirkpatrick in January of 1949 in Wabash; he died June 6, 1985.  She was a member of the Wabash American Legion Auxillary, the Wabash Eagles Lodge, and the Women of the Moose.  She enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her grandkids. 

She is survived by three children, James L. (Debbie) Kirkpatrick of Wabash, Rhonda (Wally) Lewark of Northglenn, Colo., and Myra Jo Adkins of Somerset; eight grandchildren, Jody (Kirk) Short of Wabash, Chad (Carrissa) Kirkpatrick of Van Buren, Josh (Kim) Kirkpatrick of LaFontaine, Angela Lewark and Crystal Lewark, both of Denver, Colo., Justin (Donyell) Adkins of Somerset, Teena Tyner and Ashley Adams, both of Wabash; 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Schaaf of Fairmount  She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law, Carol Kirkpatrick, grandson Gary Matthew Adkins, and great granddaughter Cora Mae Kirkpatrick.

Burial will be at a later date at Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset, Indiana.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

The memorial guest book for Norma may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 08