OBITUARY

Norma Stilwell

May 29, 1930December 4, 2018
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Funeral services for Norma Claudine Yount-Stilwell will be held on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Park Hill Baptist Church with Reverend John Lee officiating. Her family will receive guests on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband Harold Kenneth at Park Hill Cemetery. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com. Pallbearers for Norma include Kendil Stilwell, Kobey Baker, Kyle Stilwell, Craig Rittenhouse, Nicholas Norvell, Colton Booth, Bret Baker and Mike Booth. Her honorary pallbearers include Kevin Stilwell, Lance Norvell, Hamid Vahdatipour, Tim Booth, Andrew Shaw, Josh Molina, and Dustin Reese.

Norma Claudine Yount-Stilwell was born on Thursday, May 29th, 1930 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of John Wesley and Delcie (Perry) Yount. She grew up with two brothers and two sisters, Jay, Ronald, Lena, and Helen. She graduated from Cave Springs High School and attended college classes at NSU. In 1948, she accepted a date with a young man for an evening of skating, they ended up at the movie theatre talking through the entire movie. This led to the a beautiful day in May, on the 29th, 1948, that Norma Yount was wed to Harold Kenneth Stilwell, at her family home in Cave Springs with her Grandfather, John W. Perry performing the ceremony. This relationship lasted 63 years and together, they raised a family of one son and three daughters, Harold Kenneth Jr., Joyce Kay, Jayne and JoElla. Their first daughter was born in Stilwell, and then they moved to Okmulgee where Kenneth graduated from Technical School, specializing in Auto Body Work, and Norma worked at OSU Technical as a secretary. From there, the young family relocated to Borger, TX in 1952. Norma started and owned a welcoming service, and later became the manager of the Montgomery Ward Store. This is where the family additions included two more daughters and one son. Fellowship Baptist Church is where the family faithfully attended and grew in God’s word and plan for their lives. Norma never left any doubt of whom she served, and taught her family to serve the Lord as well. She moved with her family to Oklahoma City in 1972, and there she continued, working as a manager for a Wards store. In 1976, Norma and the family moved to Tahlequah, where she worked and retired from Christians Children Fund. For the past 42 years while living in Tahlequah, her time was spent keeping up with Kenneth, the kids, and most importantly, her wonderful grandchildren, they were her pride and joy! They were always welcome at Grandma’s, and there was always something wonderful to eat and a warm hug ready when they hit the door. No one ever left Norma’s kitchen hungry. Summers found her working in the garden with Kenneth. Together, they enjoyed the rising and setting of the sun from their front porch, time spent sharing dreams over a cup of coffee and meditation time with the Bible. She had a servant’s heart and a warm sense of humor, her smile always made you feel you were in the presence of a friend. Norma was the Lord’s good and faithful servant, all the days of her life. All she had was His, and she served Him with her talent of teaching Sunday School of all ages, and served as the church treasurer for many years. One of her most treasured memories was organizing the 100th year celebration of Park Hill Baptist Church. She read her Bible daily and sang His praises in the choir. Her husband passed from this life in 2012. Norma continued to enjoy her family and all of their activities until her health no longer permitted. The Lord called this blessed woman home from her labors on December 4th, 2018 in Tulsa, OK, surrounded by the family she loved and cared for. Norma was 88 years old. She leaves a legacy of love and service for her family to follow, as well as seeing her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren that are of age accept the Lord as their Savior.

Norma is preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband Kenneth, her brother John “Jay” Yount, her sister, Lena Yount Rodgers, and her grandparents. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Joyce Rittenhouse and husband David of Park Hill, Jayne Foote and husband Mike of Park Hill, Harold Kenneth Stilwell Jr. and wife Vicki of Park Hill, and JoElla Norvell and husband Joe of Oklahoma City. She leaves a brother, Ronald Yount of Park Hill, and one sister, Helen Harrison of Sapulpa. She leaves 11 grandchildren, Krista Baker, Leslie Booth, Craig Rittenhouse, Kayla Molina, Natalie Shaw, Nicholas Norvell, Lance Norvell, Kendil Stilwell, Kevin Stilwell, Kyle Stilwell and Nicona Reese. She will live on in her great grandchildren, Hallee ,Aubree , and Kobey Baker, Morgan, Madison, and Colton Booth, Leona Kay and Trip Rittenhouse, Ian and Elijah Shaw, Kayden, Campbell and Everett Norvell, Ashlin ,Dillin ,Kash ,Elisha ,Abby, Kylee and Sawyer Stilwell, Addison ,Ethan ,Pyper ,and Lynnux Reese as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends, church family, and loved ones.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kendil Stilwell
  • Kobey Baker
  • Kyle Stilwell
  • Craig Rittenhouse
  • Nicholas Norvell
  • Colton Booth
  • Bret Baker
  • Mike Booth
  • Kevin Stilwell, Honorary
  • Lance Norvell, Honorary
  • Hamid Vahdatipour, Honorary
  • Tim Booth, Honorary
  • Andrew Shaw, Honorary
  • Josh Molina, Honorary
  • Dustin Reese, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
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Norma Stilwell

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