Norma Jane Listing of Eaton Rapids,
Norma, age 90, departed this life leaving family and friends on July 14, 2021. She was born to parents, Hurlburt and Effie Townley in 1931, in Rives Junction, MI. Norma attended rural school through 8th grade and graduated from Jackson High School. Since very young, she always wanted to be a nurse. She graduated from Edward W. Sparrow School of Nursing and worked at nursing all her life. Her last 30 years she worked at Martin Luther Holt Home, which she enjoyed the most. In 1954, she met Donald Listing and married in 1956. After retiring in 1997, she volunteered at Sparrow Hospital for 15 years and Holt food bank for several years. Norma enjoyed trips to Switzerland, Alaska, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and numerous other bus trips in the USA. She enjoyed baking, reading, playing cards, domino’s working on her puzzles and working in her rose garden. Norma was a member at Robbins United Methodist Church for over 61 years and Holt United Methodist Church.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Norman) Johnson of Lansing; son, Gregory Listing of Holt; sister, Nancie Henry; grandchildren, Kenneth and Joseph (Lauren) Listing. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald in 1993; brothers, Russell and Merlin Townley.
A Celebration of Life will be 2 pm July 24, 2021 at the Holt United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Sparrow Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Please visit our website to place online condolences, www.millsfuneral.com.
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