Norma Lee Mier Mier Bainbridge

June 5, 1932September 17, 2012

Norma Lee Mier Bainbridge, 80, of Greensburg, passed away on September 17, 2012 at Methodist Hospital. She was born on June 5, 1932 in Switzerland County, Indiana the daughter of Dewey and Callie (Hatch) Mier. Norma was a 1950 graduate of Greensburg Community High School. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi. Norma has served Decatur County over 20 years as the Administrator for the Solid Waste District. She was also a past Decatur County Auditor and Deputy Auditor for a combined total of 23 years. Survivors include: Children- John William Bainbridge of New Castle, IN, Michael David Bainbridge of Greensburg, IN, and Alan Craig Bainbridge of Kirklin, IN, Grandchildren- Shawn (Alyson) Bainbridge of Greensburg, IN, Christy (Rusty) Cooper of Clearwater, FL, and Allison Bainbridge of New Castle, IN, Great Grandchildren- Chelsea, Brianna, Damian, Kyran, Kaidyn, and Adelle. Norma was preceded in death by: her Husband- J. David Bainbridge and her Parents. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 301 North Broadway Street, Greensburg, Indiana 47240. Rev. Greg Pimlott will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Tracy Henningsen

September 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers with her son's and their families. Greensburg has lost a wonderful example of service to her community. She always had a smile on her, and had a positive personality to match. Her void will never be filled.

sue studebaker

September 24, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy. I have many fond memories of your mother and grandmother. She will be missed. Sue Studebaker, Director of Kosciusko County Solid Waste Management District

Angie Smith

September 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have thought of Norma often over the past years wishing we had stayed in touch. Please know my love is with the family always. Angie (Mise) Smith (Palm Bay, Fl)

Julie Rhodes

September 21, 2012

Norma was an extra special part of the solid waste management district community. Many members of the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts have expressed their sadness for the passing of Norma. I, too, feel great sadness, knowing and working with her for more than 20 years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this difficult time.

September 21, 2012

I fondly remember sitting in Norma's office early in 2001 as she tried to teach me how to keep the District's books. She has answered many more questions through the years. I will especially miss the discussions during those monthly rides to the HHW Taskforce meetings in Montgomery. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
BJ Ault,
Dearborn County Solid Waste Mgmt Board

Judith Russell

September 20, 2012

Norma was such a wonderful person. She really cared about her family and friends. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

Steve Hodgson

September 20, 2012

Our hearts go out to the family of Norma and our prayers are with them during this trying time. I worked with Normal for many years and always looked forward to our talks and time. She is now in the hands of our Lord...what a wonderful feeling that must be!

September 19, 2012

"My thoughts and prayers are with her and all the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Norma has been a true friend throughout the years."

Sandra Spears (Greensburg, IN)

Lori Durbin

September 19, 2012

My family will miss Norma so much. We have lived next door to her for 18 years. She was more than a neighbor, she was family. Our sympathy and love are with her family as they lay her to rest. We feel honored to have known her.
Lori and Sean Durbin and family

September 19, 2012

Dear John, Michael & Allan.
We wish to extend our sympathy and prayers for the loss of your Mother. We are your old neighbors from years ago.
Bob & Jean Scheidler