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Norma Elaine Bolen

December 21, 1946 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 72)

Norma Elaine Bolen of Mentone, Indiana passed away at 6:31 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw at the age of 72.

She was born on December 21, 1946 in Rochester, Indiana to Reba (Wagoner) Isley and Andrew Noble Isley. On October 7, 1964 in Rochester she was married to Delbert Bolen, who survives. 

Norma attended Talma High School, and worked as a supervisor at Marshall Electric in Rochester, Indiana for ten years.  She loved to cook and celebrate family occasions and holidays.  With her entire life spent as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother....Norma will be remembered by all. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Delbert Bolen (Warsaw, Indiana); four daughters:  Peggy (Mark) Davis (Warsaw, Indiana); Norma (Lonny) Hodges (Mentone, Indiana); Regina Bolen (Mentone, Indiana); April (Michael) Meade (Mentone, Indiana); and her son: Noble (Debbie) Bolen (North Manchester, Indiana).  She also leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Larry (Edith) Isley (Rochester, Indiana).

Max (Eileen) Isley (Akron, Indiana); and five sisters:  Loretta Miller (Alabama); Barbara Reese (Bourbon, Indiana); Mary (Larry) Hammonds (Claypool, Indiana); Sue (John) Miller (Peru, Indiana); Cindy (Tom) Burnworth (Claypool, Indiana).  She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Kenny, Billy and Carleton, two sisters, Nancy and Juanita, daughter, Evelyn Elaine Bolen on September 3, 2008, three grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Mark Davis and Pastor Ballard Wood.  Burial will follow with a graveside service at Palestine Cemetery in Palestine, Indiana. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Special Olympics – Indiana/Kosciusko County, 6965 E. South Barbee Drive, Pierceton, Indiana  46562.    

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