Norma Jean Shank


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1. James Rodney Beecher

Norma Jean Shank 2

  • Born: 15 Apr 1931, Rheems, Lancaster, PA, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): James Rodney Beecher on 25 Jun 1966 in , Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 2 Dec 1972, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA at age 41 2 3
  • Buried: 7 Dec 1972, Marietta: Marietta Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3

   Another name for Norma was Norma Jean Good.1

   FamilySearch ID: LY9G-KJ5.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: Elizabethtown Chronicle: obituary of Mrs. James R. Beecher on 7 Dec 1972 in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, PA. 2 Mrs. Norma J. Beecher, 41, of 202 Princess avenue, Lancaster, died on Saturday, December 2, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, after an illness of two and a half years. She was the wife of James R. Beecher. Born in Rheems, she was the daughter of Charles G. and Anna Webb Shank, of Elizabethtown. A resident of Lancaster for the past 11 years, she was active in both the Welcome Wagon Newcomers Club and the Coterie Club, an alumnae group of the Newcomers. She was a past president of the latter club. She was also active in Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy fund drives. An active hobbyist, her interests included crafts, gardening and cooking. She was a member of St.. Peter's Lutheran Church, Neffsville. Surviving besides her husband and parents are two sons, Michael R. and Jeffrey N., both at home; a sister, Betty Ann, wife of Thomas F. Diffenbaugli, of Mkldletown; and three brothers, Charles R. Shank, of Washington, D.C.; James R. Shank, of Maytown and Ronald E. Shank, of Mount Joy. Her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Amanda M. Shank, of Marietta, also survives. Funeral service will be held today (Thursday), at 1 p.m., from the Fred F. Groff funeral home, Lancaster. Interment will be in Marietta cemetery. Friends may send flowers or make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 625 Manor street, Lancaster.

Norma married James Rodney Beecher, son of Benjamin Franklin Beecher and Nettie Salome Stevens, on 25 Jun 1966 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (James Rodney Beecher was born on 13 Jan 1935 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA,4 died on 4 Oct 2006 in York, York, PA 4 and was buried in Marietta: Marietta Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 5.)


1 Lancaster Register of Wills and Marriages (Lancaster, PA) (, File 19667278 James Rodney Beecher and Norma Jean Good 25 Jun 1966.

2 Elizabethtown Chronicle (Elizabethtown, PA), 7 Dec 1972, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. James R. Beecher.

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4 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 7 Oct 2006, Obituary of James R. Beecher.

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