Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN


Norma J. Guinn

September 25, 1925January 10, 2020

Norma J. Guinn, 94, entered into Eternal Rest on January 10, 2020 in Mooresville, Indiana. She was born September 25, 1925 in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of Darrell Sr. and Florence Milnes. She married Ray Guinn on April 29, 1944 in Trenton, New Jersey while he was stationed there awaiting to leave for Europe during WWII. He preceded her in death in 1986. Mrs. Guinn served as City Clerk Treasurer of North Vernon from 1960 to 1970. She was elected into office three times. She also worked as a Deputy for the Columbus City Clerk Treasurer and was an Office Manager for Indiana State Highway office in Columbus. She was a life-long member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Guinn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family. Mrs. Guinn leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving son, Larry Guinn, daughter-in-law, Pam Guinn; grandchildren, Shelli McDonald and Kenneth Beaver; great-grandchildren, Luke and Evan Beaver, all of Martinsville; her sister, Wilma Thomas of North Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Darrel Milnes Jr.; and her sister, Doris Tietjen. A Funeral Service to honor Mrs. Guinn will be held Wednesday, January 15 at 12 p.m. at Myers-Reed Chapel with Pastor Michael Herzberger officiating. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. Friends may call three hours prior to the service time on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Memorial Donations in Mrs. Guinn’s name may be made to the Macular Degeneration Research Fund. Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.Myers-Reed.com Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Guinn family.


  • Larry Guinn, Son
  • Pam Guinn, Daughter-in-law
  • Shelli McDonald, Granddaughter
  • Kenneth Beaver, Grandson
  • Luke Beaver, Great Grandson
  • Evan Beaver, Great Grandson
  • Wilma Thomas, Sister
  • Ray Guinn, Husband (deceased)
  • Darrel Milnes Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Doris Tietjen, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Guinn also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Norma J. Guinn

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Keith and Jana Gray

January 12, 2020

Larry and Pam

Our thoughts to you at your moms passing. She had a good life by reading this and know she is at peace. We will pray for your loss during this time and keeping those memories close now.

Keith and Jana

Teresa Woodard

January 11, 2020

Norma and I loved to talk about books while I was helping her get ready each morning. She made the time spent with her when I worked at Silver Oaks very enjoyable. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Larry and Pam, as well as the rest of the family. 💓

Jewel Null

January 11, 2020

Larry, Pam & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless and keep you.

Charlotte Oursler Naffin

January 11, 2020

Dear Larry and Family,

My deepest sympathy to you all in your mother's passing. What a lovely lady she was! I spent three summers working for her in the Clerk Treasurer's Office. I loved working with her and I learned so much. Your cousin Faye and I are sorority sisters and when I was in Indiana for a sorority reunion in 2006, Faye took me to visit your mom in Columbus. We both cried tears of joy to see each other again and what a wonderful time we had catching up! I will always remember how very kind she was to me and what a sweet smile she had.

Again, my deepest sympathy on your loss,
Charlotte Oursler Naffin