Norma Jean Rivers, 55, of Sandusky, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
She was born June 6, 1959, in Sandusky to Ruby Shelby and Sylvester Rivers.
Norma attended Sandusky High School and worked as an SNA, most recently with the Ohio Veterans Home.
She enjoyed family gatherings, traveling, fishing, working in her garden and, believe it or not, food. When it came to food, Norma was willing to try just about anything once.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Ricca Rivers; grandson, Semaj Smith; and granddaughter, Taje Rivers, all of Sandusky; aunt, Agnes Boggan of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters, Vashti Armstrong of Cleveland, Agnes Poole and Patricia Benford, both of Sandusky, and Bobbie Nelson of Detroit, Mich.; brother, Marc Rivers of Sandusky; best friend, Penny Brown; longtime companion, Albert “Buddy” Rainey; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and her always faithful dog, “ToTo.”
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and a brother, Willie Beason.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, and from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Veno Kuhl officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting toftfh.com.