Norma Jean Core

March 30, 1921 - September 26, 2013

03/30/1921 - 09/26/2013

Norma Jean Core, 92, of Shadyside, Ohio died Thursday September 26, 2013 at the Shadyside Care Center.

She was born March 30, 1921 in Sistersville, WV., a daughter of the late Ross and Geraldine Richards Collins.

Norma Jean was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Shadyside.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Howard Core, Sr., her son Howard Core Jr., a grandson Rob Core, a brother Paul Kifer and a sister Joann Kifer.

Surviving is a son Tom Core of Shadyside; two daughters, Deborah Core of Richmond, KY, and Carol Kevin Stryker of Wheeling, WV; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter; her cousin Evelyn Lady and special friends, the Mellott family.

Friends will be received Sunday from 12 noon until time of service at 2 pm at the First Christian Church of Shadyside with Pastor Eric White officiating. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, OH at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, Shadyside.

The family wishes to express its deep appreciation to the caregivers at Valley Hospice and Shadyside Care Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to First Christian Church of Shadyside or Valley Hospice.

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Cheryl Becker
7 years ago


I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Cheryl Becker

Marie Stemkowski Gibbs
7 years ago


I am so sorry to about the passing of your mom. Having lost my mom, I know the heartache you are feeling.

We had many memories growing up together. Many these wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

I think of you and your family often.

Renee, Kevin and Andrew Dorsey
7 years ago

Dear Carol, We were sad to hear today about your loss. God Bless all of your family, the boys and Kevin. You are in our prayers.

7 years ago

Deb, thoughts and prayers — know that your church family are holding you up in prayer. God blessings on you and your family.

Dana & Curtis Workman
7 years ago


We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness for you and your family. Cherish your memories as they are the greatest gifts your Mother has left for you.

Shawn Core-Tipton
7 years ago

Grandma, you are with those you love and missed. You are leaving behind those who have loved you and will miss you.

Michelle Benningfield
7 years ago

Praying for your peace and comfort as you cope with this difficult time. God bless you and be with you.

Peggy Tollett
7 years ago

So hard to believe that all the “moms” from Short Street are all together again. Just imagine the conversations they are having. I’m sure Sue had coffee ready. So many precious memories we have from growing up. Always thought I had three moms instead of one and I will miss every one of them. God bless. Love, Peggy

Delmer Cox
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Love , Thoughts. and Prayers for you and your family during this time.

May God’s Light shine Eternal on your Mother..

Love and Peace

Delmer Cox

Dot Sutton
7 years ago

Thinking of you, Deb. I’ve been through this and know how deeply felt it is. There is much sweetness in the memories.