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Norma Jean Harrington (Paauwe)

May 8, 1940 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 77)
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HARRINGTON -   Norma Jean Harrington (Paauwe), age 77, peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, December 2, 2017. 

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Daniel S. Evans; parents Adrian and Julie Paauwe; and sister Paulette. 

Surviving are her son Gordon (Laurie) Evans; five grandchildren Loni (Neil) Rich, Tyler (Amy) Evans, Kristen(Josh) Brummel, Mitchell Homrich, and Danielle Homrich; five great-grandchildren; sisters Karen (Lewis) Hicks, Valerie (Robert) Green; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Norma retired from AT&T (Ameritech) after 28 years of service.  She loved to travel and planned many great vacations, which included many cruises, trips to casinos and destinations throughout Michigan.  Much of her evenings were spent reading or cross-stitching pictures which ended up framed on family member’s and friend’s walls.  In the summer Norma loved to take long walks to enjoy her roses, flower gardens, birds and nature all around her.  With the companionship of her dog, Bandit, they would walk almost every day to the nearby parks to get their exercise.  As they grew older, life became slower.  Even though she lived with Myasthenia Gravis most of her life, she never let it slow her down.  She also overcame breast cancer and later in life, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Her family and friends need to be truly thanked for the help they gave.

A celebration of life visitation with the family will be held 2 - 4 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Cook Funeral Home (West Building) 4235 Prairie, S.W., Grandville, MI 49418. At Norma’s request, there will be no funeral.  A private burial will take place at Washington Park Memorial Gardens.   

In honor of Norma and in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Great Lakes Myasthenia Foundation of Grand Rapids. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcares.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Myasthenia Gravis Great Lakes Chapter
2660 Horizon Dr. SE, STE 235, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Web: http://www.mg-mi.org/

 Service Information

December 11, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
4235 Prairie St., S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418

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