Norma Gene Inman, 86, passed away August 22, 2010 at the Hearth at Prestwick.
She was the daughter of Jennie and Harry Emery. Gene saw her role in life as wife, mother and caregiver to her family and friends. She provided support and kindness making others' lives better.
She married Jack Inman in 1941, and worked at Crane Naval Depot during WWII while Jack served in the Navy. In later years, and worked as a secretary at American Art Clay and in retail at L.S. Ayres.
Jack and Gene were married 54 years before he passed away in 1995. Her brother Gerald also preceded her in death.
Gene is survived by a daughter, Jenny Kloer (Baldwin) of Avon, a sister Joyce Holmes (John) of Bloomington, and aunt Virginia Rush of Kokomo; and several of Jack's nieces and nephews. She was particularly close to Jayson and Stephanie Holmes, Judson and Mary Anne Holmes, and Jeff and Pam Holmes and their children. She regarded them as her own sons and daughters.
Those who cared for her after the onset of her dementia knew her as Norma. Caregivers at the Hearth and the staff at Advocate Hospice made the end easier for Norma and her family. The Westside Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member, also was a comfort during her illness.
Conkle Funeral Home in Avon is making the arrangements. Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 25 at Owensburg. If someone wishes to honor Gene's life, charitable contributions can be made to the Greene County Community Foundation, RR2, Box 38X, Bloomfield, Ind. 47424. The Jack and Gene Inman Memorial Fund is dedicated to historic and environmental preservation in Greene County.
Online condolences may be shared at www.conklefuneralhome.com.