Saturday, March 25, 2023 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Cedar Hill Methodist Church ~ Greenwood, Nebraska
Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska
Friday, March 24, 2023 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Cedar Hill Methodist Church or People’s City Mission, Lincoln, Nebraska
Norma Lillian Sherman, 95, of rural Ashland, NE went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland. Born on March 16, 1928 in Gretna, NE to Thomas and Lillian (Anderson) Proctor. Norma attended the Sarpy County Dist. #11 country school and graduated from Ashland High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Paul Sherman on October 17, 1951 at the Ashland Methodist Church. Together, they had four children: Victor, Cary, Thomas, and Gina.
At age 17, Norma began teaching at Dist. #11 and later at Dist. #32. She also worked at Farmers and Merchants Bank, but her most loved job was that of being a homemaker. She loved to cook and feed her family, and was also an excellent seamstress, sewing clothes not only for herself but also her husband and kids. She had a big garden and canned and froze fruits and vegetables. Her specialty was her strawberry patch. She combined her love of teaching and her Christian faith by volunteering to teach Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and lead Christmas programs and adult Bible studies. At home, she was always there to encourage her children and grandchildren in their faith.
Music was a big part of Norma’s life. She began playing piano at age 9 when her mom used her chicken money to buy her a piano and continued playing all her life. In high school, she accompanied all the choirs and small groups for concerts and competitions. She played for Sunday church for decades, as well as many other organizations and groups, including volunteering at Oxbow later in her life. As a grandmother, she took on a new challenge and began teaching her grandchildren piano. Her family remembers listening to her play for hours and how much her husband, Paul, enjoyed her music.
Norma is survived by her children, Victor (Gloria Baldridge) Sherman of Sioux City, IA, Cary Morwitzer, Thomas (Sonia) Sherman, and Gina (Thomas) Judds, all of Ashland, NE; grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, and Reagan Sherman, Kimberly (Peter) Harris, Melody Jane Morwitzer, Taylor Sherman, Stefanie (Christian) Snyder, Emily (Ehud) Judds-Winograd, Nathan and Micah Judds; great-grandchildren, Oscar, Anders, and Sophie Harris; brother, William (Anna Mae) Proctor, Sr of Gretna, NE, and four nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; parents, Thomas and Lillian; granddaughter, Jennifer Sherman Earhart; son-in-law, Deane Morwitzer.
I am so sorry to see Norma has passed. Such a kind sweet lady. I know she is playing her piano in HEAVEN for all the Angels. Norma will be missed by so many. I’m so glad I got to know her. My sympathy to her family…🙏
It isn’t right to not have a friendly comment about the deceased who just celebrated their birthday, I am sure Norma’s family and friends I’ll miss her dearly. Rest in Peace Norma …..
I’m so sorry to learn that Norma has passed. She was a wonderful, kind, Christian woman. I know she is with her loved ones in Heaven. Rest In Peace Dear Lady! My sympathy to her family.
I have a prior commitment that I can’t change so will be unable to attend the service. So wish I could be there. In addition to remembering her play the piano, and for years paired with Hazel on the organ, I remember her stopping to visit my Mom on her return trips from piano lessons. Mom so enjoyed those visits and talked about them whenever we were together. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Her smile will live on in my memories.
We loved our Norma
Norma was such an important part of my childhood. In school we had to name the person we most admired and I said Norma. She had such faith and kindness and warmth. Her impact will live on.
Norma was a incredible person. She will be missed.