Norma J. (Stephen) Harris

Born: Tue., Feb. 24, 1931
Died: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 11, 2020
Location: Winchester Fieldhouse

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 12, 2020
Location: Winchester Fieldhouse

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Norma J. (Stephen) Harris, 89, of Winchester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Pine Knoll Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on February 24, 1931, in Winchester, daughter of LeRoy and Elizabeth (Keister) Stephen. 

Norma graduated from McKinley high school in 1949.  On December 8, 1951 she married Ralph E. (Bud) Harris.  Norma worked at General Telephone, was a housewife, worked at the Randolph Central School Corp in the cafeteria, worked at Bunsolds Supermarket in the Deli, and was the Matron at the Randolph County Jail for 8 years.  She was also a member of the Sheriffs Reserves Auxiliary, Jayland Antique Car Club, Randolph County Antique Tractor Club, Mt. Zion Methodist Church, and Farm Bureau.  Norma loved mowing grass, cutting weeds, working with her flowers and going to her grandkids and great grandkids activities.

Norma is survived by her husband of 68 years Bud Harris; three children Jay (Mary) Harris, of Ridgeville, Jane (Keith) Newbauer and Joyce (Marc) Edwards of Winchester; 8 grandchildren, Amanda (Dan) Hargarten, Anita (Brad) Clott, Autumn (Sam) Durham, April (John) Leeper, Brad (Amanda) Newbauer, Beth (Thor) Fidler, Cierra (Chad) Simmons, and Brandon Edwards; and 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Kate Pegg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gerald Stephen and Bernard Stephen.

A service to celebrate Norma’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Winchester Community High School Fieldhouse, in Winchester, with Pastor Robert Kiefert officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m., on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the Fieldhouse.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 2485 W. 400 N., Winchester, IN 47394 or Cancer Services of Randolph County, 133 N. Meridian St., Winchester, IN 47394.  Due to Covid 19, we kindly request that all guests wear masks and socially distance at all times. 

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


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Marsha Cockerill
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Norma. I will be thinking of all of you.

Steve Thornburg
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Sincerely, Steve and Regina Thornburg

John Junco
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
A wonderful lady that helped the Force achieve for many years taking care of all of students to make sure we had everything in the right place with our uniforms. She always had a kind word for each of us no matter how we performed. May you rest in peace. Praying for the family during this time.

Junior Byrd
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
Sorry to see this Bud and family. You have our prayers and sympathy.

John Thomason
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
I don't hear on many of these but fortunately I did in this case. My prayers of comfort go out to the family. I sure remember the good times with you all. May your service be one of celebration for this sweet lady. John Thomason, Lakeland, Fl

Billy J Sunday
   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Norma was a special lady and loved her family. Prayer from all of us miss you all

Mary Evans
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Harris family my thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Norma. She was a wonderful caring human being. She always had kind and encouraging words to me!

Rachelle Magee
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Norma was such a sweet person... So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

Rachelle & James Magee