OBITUARY

Norma Jean Stiner

June 3, 1941January 1, 2021
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Norma Jean (Tragesser) Stiner, 79, of Kokomo, IN passed away at 7:03pm on Friday, January 1st, 2021 at her home. Norma was born June 3, 1941 in Tipton, IN. She was the 12th child, of 19, of Anna J. (Hickner) Tragesser & Isadore "Pat" Tragesser. Norma was a 1959 graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Tipton, IN. She then went on to business school. Norma married the love of her life, Larry Lee Stiner, on November 9th, 1963 and were blessedly married for 52 years prior to her loving husband's passing in September 2016. Norma worked at Mervis & Sons and St. Joseph Hospital for several years prior to having children beginning in 1974. Then she devoted her time to her four adoring children. Norma was a member of one of the first women's golf leagues in Kokomo, IN at Rice's Golf Course and participated in the Twilight Golf Tournaments. She was also a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Norma enjoyed the lights of her life, her grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting, creative design, puzzles, and playing cards with her family. Norma was known for her many years as the videographer of the play-by-play commentary for "Stiner Sports" in the local youth arena. Norma is survived by her son, Troy (Laura) Stiner; three daughters, Tina (Ted "Teddy") Crabtree, Tamari Stiner, Tiana (Brent) Cavazos; 12 grandchildren, Averie Stiner, Lila Stiner, Preslee Stiner, Jean-Marie "Jeanie" Crabtree, Trever Crabtree, Kaila Stiner, Kaleb Stiner, Karson Stiner, Victoria Harrison, Elliana Cavazos, Andrew Cavazos, Elizabeth Cavazos. She is also survived by her siblings Jane (Ralph) Folk, Esther Folk, Theresa (Bob) Starke, Judy Collins, Barb (Carl) Lipetri, Carol Mozzone, Agnes "Aggie" Hewitt, Gene (Patty) Tragesser, and Edie (Tom) Burke. Norma was preceded in death by her loving husband Larry L. Stiner, her parents Anna & Pat Tragesser, siblings Louis, George, William, Jerome, Phillip, Leonard Tragesser, Beatrice Toler, Dorothy Koors, and Margaret "Maggie" Gillespie. Norma's funeral service will be held at 12pm on Friday, January 8, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 W., Kokomo, with an hour of visitation prior. Norma's family will be receiving relatives and friends on Thursday, January 7 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with Rosary at 7:30pm at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 South Webster Street, Kokomo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Norma to St. Joan of Arc Religious Education Fund.

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Michelle Tragesser

January 9, 2021

Aunt Norma put on a smile on everyone’s face with her kindhearted humor and warm embrace. She had a strength of soul that she demonstrated through her resilience and perseverance. I miss her laughter and caring heart. Our deepest condolences to all her children, grandchildren and siblings.

With love,
The Alice J. and (late) William K. Tragesser Family

Andrea Gibson

January 6, 2021

To my extended family- Tina, Troy, Tamari, Tiana: You have been my siblings for 30 years now. You all took me in as another part of your family when I was 9 years old. Your parents were so gracious to me. I spent so many nights with all of you. We laughed, we ate popcorn, watched movies, played games, listened to 90's music, made up dances, baseball, basketball, volleyball practices and games, went to the Seashore, and too many more memories to mention. I even had my own glass to drink out of! Even after I moved to Kansas when I was 10 you still kept me in the family fold. The joy that I experienced while in the house of Stiner Love is something we all dream of. I was blessed enough to have that. I am so sad that your momma has passed. Norma has made her journey Home. I am thankful that she is now free of pain and with our Lord and Larry again. Theirs was a love and commitment that could not be matched. The love they both had for you kids, the happiness they had in your children and the pride they took in watching you all raise their grandchildren is something to hold onto. I have so many memories of my childhood, teen years and adulthood with all of you. I will forever be grateful. I send all of my love and strength to you in this time. May God bless you and give you peace.  Love, Andrea

Emily Koors

January 6, 2021

Aunt Norma’s ready smiles were always a warm welcome to any gathering. She will be remembered with love. 💕
The family of Mark Koors

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