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Norma Jean Barney, 87, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away at 1:00 AM, Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at the Golden Living Center in Indianapolis. Norma Jean was born in Patriot, IN on March 25, 1931, a daughter of the late Sadie Mae (Kennedy) and David Taylor Spencer. She grew up in rural Southern Indiana during the great depression. She enjoyed the simple pleasures of country life along with her brothers and sisters. The Spencer homestead was located in the Patriot area better known as Egypt Bottoms. Norma Jean graduated from Moores Hill High School. Shortly after graduation she married Harland King, Jr. and to this union a daughter was born, Linda Mae. Norma Jean was later married to Winford Dillon "Windy" Wallick and two more children came to bless her life, Paul David and Terri Ann. Norma Jean worked at Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay and for the canning factory in Rising Sun. She loved to raise a garden. She canned beans, corn, pickles and tomatoes every year. She also enjoyed sewing and crocheting and gave things that she made to her family and friends. Above all other things, Norma Jean loved the Lord. She was very active in church and taught Sunday School and helped with Bible School. Norma Jean taught her children to love the Lord as well.
Norma Jean is survived by a son, Paul David Wallick, of Greenfield, IN; by a daughter, Terri Ann Thayer (Rusty), of Ainsworth, NE; by son-in-law, James Edmond; by grandchildren: Carolyn Greenwald (David), Jeff Davis (Mindy), Lindsey Kenyeri (Keith), Russell "Rusty" Thayer, Paul Richard Wallick, Elizabeth Wallick & Wendi Wilson (Chris), by great and great great grandchildren: Josh Ogden (Megan), Tyler Ogden (Brooklyn), Mackenzie Davis (Matthew), Jordan Davis & Wendi Joslin, Dylan, Jeremiah, Elijah, Derek, Kelsey, Jaxon, Zoey, Bradlee, Layla, Lexi, Madison, Kelsey, Cameron & Liam. She was preceded in death by her parents, by a daughter, Linda Mae Edmond on January 21, 2015, by her husband Windy Wallick in 1976, by brothers, Raymond Spencer, Roy "Buck" Spencer & William Spencer and by two sisters, Margaret C. Greive and Anna E. Oatman.
Funeral services will be 11 AM, Saturday, October 27th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Friends are invited to call Friday 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com