Norma J. Fortner, daughter of the late James Melvin and Letha Pearl Martin O'Dell, was born in Dexter, Missouri on April 13, 1935, and passed away on February 17, 2015, at the Golden Living Care Center in Bloomfield, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 4 days.
She had lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life, had worked at Elder's Manufacturing and was a General Baptist.
On April 13, 1953, she was married to Elmer Dean Fortner in Essex, Missouri. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2014.
Surviving are two sons, Larry Fortner of Bloomfield, Jeff Fortner of Dexter; one daughter, Janet Wilson of Dexter; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, James F. O'Dell and Charles W. O'Dell both of Dexter; four sisters, Frances Elizabeth Riggs of Scott City, Gloria Kathryn Robinson of Dexter, Freda Elene Warren of Clarkton and Delcie Lee Hesselbein of St. Peters. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Friends may visit Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Joe Payne of Dexter, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.