Norma J. Ensign, 83, of Montpelier, passed away early Friday morning at Community Hospital & Wellness Center in Bryan, Ohio. She was born on August 16, 1931 in Pulaski, Ohio to Glen H. and Hazel F. (Sutton) Patten. Norma “Bummer” graduated from West Unity High School in 1949 and on March 19, 1954 in Montpelier, she married Neil C. Ensign and he survives.
During Norma’s life time, she worked various jobs. She was a title clerk for Ellis Motors and Greek Motors both of Bryan. She was the co-owner and manager of “Dog-N-Suds” as well as the “Loco Diner” and the “Neil House,” formerly the “Cottage Inn” all of Montpelier. Norma was also the assistant manager at McDonald’s in Montpelier and she had also worked as a customer service representative for the National Bank of Montpelier.
Norma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montpelier where she taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Williams County General Hospital Auxiliary. Norma was an avid Loco and Ohio State sports fan. Norma was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Norma is survived by her husband of 60 years, Neil; three daughters, Patricia (Tommy) Creek of Montpelier, Debra (Michael) Jayne of Satellite Beach, Florida and Jennifer (Gordon) Hodapp of Bryan; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one sister, Betty Rose Gee-Rutledge of Bryan.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation for Norma will be held on Monday September 22, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Montpelier with Reverend David Tilly to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Donations may be made to the Montpelier High School Athletic Program.