Norma Jean Green

November 24, 1924 - November 27, 2020
Norma Jean Green thumbnail
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
David Tyska
David Tyska
Michael Hensley Light a candle


Norma Jean Green, age 96 of Buckland, died 4:05 a.m., November 27, 2020 at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. She was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Logan Township, the daughter of Lewis Vere and Carolyn Fredricka (Zerkle) Bowersock, who preceded her in death. On August 11, 1945, she married Donald E. Green, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Union Church. Her faith was very important to her and she instilled it in her family. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for years. Norma Jean graduated from Buckland High School where she had been a cheerleader. She loved spending time with family including all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved sewing for people and teaching a lot of them how to sew and cook including grandchildren. Each year at Christmas she made buckets of homemade candy and noodles for her sons, grandchildren and their families. She had been an active bowler since the age of 91 but had to stop because of COVID.
Survivors include five sons: Don (Susie) Green, Tom (Evi) Green, James (Becky) Green, Terry (Cheryl) Green and Jon (Ruth) Green, 13 grandchildren: Chris Green, Callie Jones, Jason Green, David Green, Jessica Marsan, Shelly Green, Danielle Green, Megan Butz, Andy Green, Misty Schoenberger, Sara Combs, Nick Green and Kasey Rigali; 16 great grandchildren: Madison Green, Jacob Jones, Ian Green, Bailey Green, Emerson Butz, Lillian Butz, Andrew Green, Zepha Green, Kiley Schoenberger, Brice Schoenberger, Destiny Combs, Skylar Combs, Jesa Green, Donovan Rigali, Julianna Rigali and Ellie Hudson and a sister-in-law Joan Bowersock.
She was preceded in death by siblings: Ralph, Richard and Robert Bowersock, Lila Bowersock, Lois Posey, Jennie Spacht and Eunice Ritter; and 3 great grandchildren: Ian Combs, Arianna Combs and Haley Jean Schoenberger.
A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem Christian Union Church in the future. Memorial contributions may be given to the church.

Leave a Condolence

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Norma by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Norma Jean Green

Born: November 24, 1924
Died: November 27, 2020

Condolences for Norma Jean Green

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc..


Connie Triplett posted on 12/3/20

Norma Green was a true angel here on Earth! She was kind, funny, sweet, energetic, talented, unselfish, generous, happy, loving, creative, and the list goes on and on! I was introduced to her many years ago by Deb Elsass when I was looking for a seamstress! She sewed countless clothes for me, made soo many things for my home and my classroom! She always made time for me, and told the most amazing stories! She loved her family more than anything and was sooo very proud of them! She was so young at heart always trying new things! I loved her dearly and will cherish our friendship forever! I miss you Miss Norma but forever grateful to have known you for so many years! All my love, Connie Triplett Blessings to the entire Green family on your tremendous loss! Know that she lives on in heaven and is busy as usual sewing, teaching, cooking, swimming, bowling, etc.💗💗💗🙏🙏🙏💗💗💗


Pete and Diane Peterson posted on 12/2/20

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of this truly remarkable woman. I am so grateful that I had the chance to become her friend, whenever I got the chance to see her I enjoyed our conversations about cooking.


Tina Norton posted on 12/1/20

I am an ex daughter-in-law. Norma was one of the kindest loving persons I've known. Want to express my sympathy to her family for their loss. Norma will truly be missed.


Joe Presar posted on 11/30/20

Norma was a friend of my mother. She came to the Manor every week to play cards. She always let me know what was happening in Buckland. She was very thoughtful and nice to everyone. They are probably playing cards in heaven now. You have my sincere condolences.


Ann Shoffstall and Tony posted on 11/30/20

Norma was a great friend and an inspiration to everyone she met. She loved the Lord and gave of herself to the church and to all around her. We loved her very much and will remember the stories she would share. We live in the home she grew up in and have always loved it. She shared many things about her growing up here and what the home looked like then. Rest in peace Norma. Tony and Ann Shoffstall


David Tyska posted on 11/30/20

In memory of Norma Jean Green, David Tyska lit a candle


David Tyska posted on 11/30/20

Thoughts to the family.


CHERYL HUEBNER posted on 11/30/20

To the entire Green family: You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Heaven gained another angel when Norma passed through the Pearly Gates. She was a true treasure. She will be truly missed by many. She touched a lot of lives and left a lasting impression of goodness and kindness to everyone she met. Rejoice that she is with her Lord and Savior. Embrace all the wonderful memories that she left with you. She will never be forgotten. With love and prayers and hugs for you all, Sherry Huebner


Michael Hensley posted on 11/30/20

To the family of Norma Green: You may not know this, but Norma tutored our so, Jordan when he was in elementary school at Buckland. Jordan was having a hard time learning to spell and with math and Norman helped him in her home after school twice a week for 2 school years on her own time. She would take no compensation for her kindness and she asked about Jordan every time we saw her. Jordan went on to become an Eagle Scout, Navy special forces, a police officer for several years and now is an electrical engineer working at a large company in Virginia. He has a family of his own now and by every measure he has been a good and successful person. We give Norma's kindness and assistance a great measure of credit for that success and goodness. I cried when I saw that she had died. The world is a poorer place for her passing. God Bless!


Sandy Swaney posted on 11/30/20

I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of having Norma in several of my water classes at the YMCA. What an inspiration she was! She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family. Sandy Swaney


Bob & Billie Core - Spencerville posted on 11/30/20

To: Donnie & Tom Green Remembering about 55 years ago when you worked with me at Baker Pork Farm and your mother helped my wife, Billie sew clothes for our oldest 2 girls. We sympathize with your loss of your wonderful mother!


Patricia Baeumel posted on 11/29/20

Norma was a true friend to many and so thankful to be a Child of God ! When I learned that she had passed and dwelling with her Lord and savior, my mind's image was this Happy Lil' Lady passing into Glory, Praising God. What a beautiful witness to our Lord.