Norma L. Davis, 82, Newcomerstown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday morning, Nov. 19, 2013, at her Newcomerstown residence.
Norma was born in Guernsey County on Aug. 6, 1931, a daughter of the late Virgil I. and Otie S. Pegg Mason, who both died in 1961. She was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, class of 1949. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Newcomerstown.
Norma was employed as a bank teller at the Huntington National Bank, Newcomerstown, for 19 years. She served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Newcomerstown. She also volunteered her service as a teacher's aide at the West Elementary School, Newcomerstown. She also assisted her late husband, Charles, with the ownership and operation of the former Farmers' Elevator Fee Mill, Port Washington. Norma enjoyed reading, doing embroidery, traveling, and, most important, spending time with her family.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Charles W. Davis, Newcomerstown, who died on Dec. 4, 2009. Norma and Charles were married on Feb. 12, 1955. Norma was also the last member of her generation of the Mason family, as she was preceded in death by infant twins, Bernard Mason and Bernice Mason; brothers, George Ira Mason, Lloyd Mason, Squire Mason, Encil Mason and Floyd Mason, all of Newcomerstown, Norman Mason of Grove City; and sisters, Wanda Wright Bonin of New Hampshire and Betty Poland of Gnadenhutten.
Norma is survived by two daughters and two sons, Peggy L. (Leonard W.) Klusty of West Lafayette, Vicki L. Mason of Newcomerstown and her companion, Allan J. Woodard of Zanesville, Harold C. (Vickie A.) Davis of Coshocton and Charles W. "Chuck" (Jodi A.) Davis of Dover. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Emily Klusty of Columbus, Amy (Mrs. Tom) Nelson of Columbus, Joshua Mason and Jacob Mason, both of Newcomerstown, Analea (Mrs. Steve) Smith of Coshocton, Casey (Kayla) Davis of Coshocton, and Conner Davis and Garret Davis, both of Dover. Her family also includes a great-grandson, Braxton G. Smith of Coshocton; and a sister-in-law, Doris (Mrs. Norman) Mason of Grove City.
Funeral services to celebrate Norma's life were Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Revs. Larry Hukill and Garry Marlatt conducted the services.
Burial followed in the Salem-Union Cemetery, Port Washington.
The family requests that memorials be made in Norma's name to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Carroll and Stark Counties, 916 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663; or the Newcomerstown Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.