Ruth Marie Norman
Funeral Date: 1/17/2012

Ruth Marie Norman, age 91, of El Dorado, AR. formerly of Warren, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado AR. She was born February 2, 1920 in Akron, Ohio a daughter of the late Bob Atkins and Ruby Doster Atkins. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John R. Norman whom she married October 18, 1937 and he died June 22, 2001. A brother, Willie Schmidt and stepbrother, Johnny Schmidt. She is survived by a daughter, Annice M. Norman of Denton, TX, a son, David J. Norman and spouse Gayle, El Dorado, AR. one grandson, Avery Norman, El Dorado, AR. and a special friend, John Purtymun, of El Dorado. Marie received her LPN license at age 52, and worked for Hillsboro Manor Nursing Home in El Dorado. She loved quilting, cooking and for the last years of her life she enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends at Sweethome Residential Center where she was a resident. Funeral services were 1:30pm Tuesday January 17th at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Tommy Mellinger officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and music was provided by David Norman and Gayle Norman. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Donald Doster, Robert Donald Curry, Jackie Curry, Mike Young, John Purtymun and Dwayne Tooke. Online guestbook In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Life Touch Hospice at 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730. Donations can also be made online at



Name: Mike and Lindsay Sowell
Message: I have very fond memories of Aunt Marie Mike Sowell

Name: Betty Ashcraft, Simmons, Chapman

Name: Neda groves McLean
Message: I have such fond memories of Mr. John and Ms Marie and for those of us who knew them, these memories are very special. To Annice and John our prayers are with you.

Name: Jay Mack & Betty Tooke
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Dear Annice and David. We were sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family.

Name: Peggy Mcclain Harton
Message: Annice, so many memories when we were kids. GOD bless you David and family.

Name: Cathy Hopper
Message: David and Annice, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a sweet lady and I have a lot of fond memories of her. You and your family will be in my prayers now and in the months ahead.

Name: Arnis & Patsy (Taylor) Glover
Message: Annice, David & Family,we are so sorry for your loss. Mother and Daddy always looked forward to having your parents visit and I will always remember the good times we all had at church.

Name: Kay Dison
Message: Annice & David, So sorry to hear about Ms Ruth's death, she was a pleasure to take care of at Hudson. God Bless you & your family.

Name: Pam Thompson
Message: David & Annice, I am so sorry I didn't know about your mother until it was over. I would love to have seen you.

Name: David Fort
Message: David, I remember your precious mother with such fond memories. She was such a sweet lady who was always willing to extend an open hand to those who needed help. She was particularly gracious to put up with our band practices that we held many times at your home. May God's grace comfort you during this difficult time. We both have many wonderful memories of our sweet mothers. God bless you! David (Buddy)