Meroe Violet Norris Bappert

July 26, 1925June 24, 2010

Meroe Bappert

Meroe Violet (Norris) Bappert, 84, died Thursday, June 24, 2010 in Lansing, Michigan of natural causes. Meroe, a longtime Williamston resident, was the widow of Edward P. Bappert, whom she married June 21, 1947 in Williamston, and who preceded her death in 1989. Meroe was born July 26, 1925 in Edmore, Michigan the daughter of O.C. and Quida (Dunshee) Norris. She was a 1942 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Williamston. Meroe will be remembered as the loving mother of nine children. She was active in the St. Mary Parish Altar Society and enjoyed attending Williamston senior citizen activities.

Meroe is survived by five daughters, Martha (Brent) Williams of Dimondale, Rose Hubbell (Robert Tammens), Helen (Larry) Hubbell of Jackson, Marian (Thomas) Shear of Williamston, and Anita (Mark) Newitt of Lansing; four sons, Joseph (Lo) of Haslett and Robert (Carol) of Williamston, David (Angela) of Pikeville, N.C., and William Bappert (Brinda Daggett) of Lansing. Other survivors include 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild expected in November; sister, Thelma (Wallace) Nourse of Holt; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law and their families; and many nieces and nephews, and their families. Meroe’s family also honors her long-time best friend Audrey Force as a survivor.

In addition to her husband and parents, Meroe was preceded in death by her sisters, Freda, Iva, Maxine, Esther and Martha; brothers, Fred and Dwight Eugene; granddaughter Caitlan; and great-grandson, Christian.

The family will receive callers at St. Mary Catholic Church, 157 High Street, Williamston on Sunday, June 27, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial for Meroe will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church on Monday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, P.O. Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 157 High Street, Williamston, MI 48895. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Williamston. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, June 27, 2010
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 28, 2010

Meroe Violet Norris Bappert

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August 12, 2010

So sorry for your loss..Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Mandy Smith (Co-Woker of Helen's)

Helen Hubbell

July 29, 2010

I miss you, and am lost without you.

Beckie (Smith) Nevills

July 28, 2010

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Laura Bappert

July 28, 2010

I think about you everyday and hope that you are truly happy. I miss you so much and wish you could spend the rest of the summer with me. It's been hard not having you around..don't forget me down here. I love you grandma, more than you ever knew.

Julie Williams

July 23, 2010

Words can't explain how much I miss you.

Pat Burow

July 2, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Beth Davis

July 1, 2010

Great memories of a super lady......she was put on this earth to do a job and far exceeded it....she is getting her reward now....God bless....Beth

Cathy Ward

June 30, 2010

May the Love and Prayers from your Friends and Family bring you comfort. Your Mother was a beautiful and Loving Lady.I am amazed at the wonderful family she raised,you all are so wonderful and I am so glad that you are all in my life. Your Mother taught you about what a family is,and to you wonderful people it is someone who needs a family and Love. I was accepted with out any questions or hesitation and I will forever be grateful to all of you. I could not Love you more you more if I would have been lucky enough to have been born in this wonderful Family. My heart goes out to each of you,but she is not gone for a part of her lives on in each of you. With all of my Love. Cathy (Burow)Ward.

Brook Northrup-Sandow

June 28, 2010

I would like to send sincere condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

June 27, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ron & Kathy Shepard