Norma Grubb Fansler


Surrounded by her loving family, Norma Grubb Fansler was welcomed into heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. She was a resident of Whiteland.

Norma was born Jan. 5, 1928, in South Bend to Marden and Lala Kent Grubb.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Frank Grubb.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wayne. They were married in First Baptist Church of Shelbyville on Aug. 8, 1946.

She was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and received her Mrs. degree from Indiana Central College, where Wayne graduated.

Other survivors are two daughters, Carol (Neil) Burbank of Tucson, Arizona, and Karen (George) Yeager of King Cove, Alaska; a son, Gary (Sue) Fansler of Quincy, Illinois; granddaughters, Layla Fansler of Las Vegas, Hayley Fansler of Chicago and Corrine Burbank of Tucson, Arizona; a grandson, Brock (Eva) Fansler of Los Angeles; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Her brothers, James (Sue) Grubb of Lafayette and Lawrence (Sandra) Grubb of Owensville, Kentucky, and a dear sister-in-law, Mary Grubb of Indianapolis, also survive.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, a founding member of the Mid-Hoosier Model A Ford Club and the Red Hat Society. She was a girls 4-H leader in Wabash County for several years, having several state fair championships to her credit.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 951 N. Main St., Franklin. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, 2900 Graham Road, Suite E, Franklin, IN 46131; or to the donor’s favorite charity.