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Norma J (Sullivan) Allen Mack

August 27, 2019
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Norma J. Mack (Allen-Sullivan), of Auburn, Indiana, passed away August 27, 2019 at Millers Merry Manor in Garrett, Indiana.  Norma passed peacefully with her daughter Jyl holding her hand.  She was the daughter of Orville and Lida Sullivan of Salem, Indiana.  Norma married Donald F. Allen in Campbellsburg, Indiana on December 12, 1945.  During the early years of the marriage they resided in Indianapolis, where Norma brought into life a son, Philip and a daughter, Jyl.  They moved several times and made their home in Monticello and then Valparaiso due to Donald’s work.

Norma lost Donald to cancer in 1972, and subsequently moved to Indianapolis.  She became an apartment leasing agent and then manager before her retirement.  Norma married James Mack in Indianapolis on December 13, 1986.  She and Jim resided in Zionsville after the marriage.  They then moved to Seymour, where she lost James in 1990.  Norma moved to Auburn in 1998 to be closer to her daughter, Jyl.

Norma had a keen mind and a fiercesome will with a zest for life.  She was fond of telling people she was “built to shop, not to mop”.  She was a faithful Christian and loved the fellowship of her church in Auburn.  Her fellow parishioners truly loved Norma in return.  Her neighbors loved her as well and told of her tireless work in her garden even at her advanced age.  She kept the tidiest clean home all of the years.  She had an eye for style and was one class act always.  She loved shopping vacations with her Salem family.  She had many extended visits with her brother and sister-in-law with card games and dominos sometimes all night long.

Norma is survived by one brother:  Jack (Kathryn) Sullivan of Salem, one son:  Phillip (Christine) Allen of Liano, Texas and daughter:  Jyl (Walter) Mattes of Garrett.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Norma to eternal life were her parents:  Orville and Lida Sullivan, and brothers:  Charles (Marie) Sullivan and Howard (Mary) Sullivan.

Preparations for burial entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, Indiana.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4 at 11:30AM at Weathers Funeral Home with Pastor Nikki Brown Rice, of Auburn, officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM until the time of service at 11:30AM at Weathers Funeral Home.

Please, no flowers, instead offer a memorial to:  First United Methodist Church, Auburn, Indiana or DeKalb Health Home Care and Hospice, Auburn.

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