Norma Sailors, 83

Norma Jean Sailors, 83, Wabash, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 7.  She was born April 24, 1930 in Wabash to Harold and Garnet (Sabo) Milam.

Norma Jean was a 1949 graduate of Wabash High School. She married Cecil Sailors in Wabash, on Oct. 9, 1949; he died July 7, 1968.  She was a self-employed housekeeper, and cleaned the offices of Plummer, Tiede, Magley, Metz, and Downs for over 25 years.  She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Wabash.  She was a good cook and handy with craft making. She enjoyed flowers, making Christmas candy, and bird watching - especially hummingbirds.  Another of her favorite pastimes was sitting on her porch and visiting with neighbors. Some of her favorite entertainers were Elvis Presley, Riverdance, and The Three Tenors. She loved her family, especially her grandsons.

She is survived by her daughter, Diania (Rich) Gaskill, Fort Wayne; son, Scott (Kelli) Sailors, Wabash, and grandsons, Tony Gaskill and Cordell Sailors. She is also survived by her favorite nephews and nieces, Butch Sailors, Tim Sailors, Donna Thompson and Violetta Catt. Her husband, Cecil, son, David and sister, JoAnn Cowgill, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Manfred Fremder officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Friday from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Disabled American Veterans.

The memorial guest book for Norma Jean may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Jan 08