Norma L. Deer (Brown)
Norma L. (Brown) Deer, 87, of Union Township, Bargersville, IN passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, IN. She was born May 20, 1931 in Beech Grove, IN. to Howard and Karintha (Nichols) Brown. She married Hiram L. Deer on April 9, 1950 in Indianapolis, IN., he preceded her in death on July 14, 1999.
Norma was a 1949 graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis, IN. She worked alongside her late husband Hiram on the family farm in Union Township. She was a member of the Johnson County Republicans, Johnson County Republican Women, served as Union #1 Precinct Committee Woman for 19 years, served on the Union Township Advisory Board for 19 years, was a charter member of Union Village Order Of The Eastern Star Chapter #584 where she had served as Worthy Matron in 1958, a member of PSI IOTA XI, and was a 63 year member of Providence Christian Church where she had served as a deaconess and a member of the Educators Club.
Survivors include her children, David A. Deer (Pamela) of Bargersville, IN, Debra A. Deer Hunt (Roger) of Granger, IN, Dawn M. Drury (Dean) of Greenwood, IN, and Denise L. Callahan (Michael) of Frisco, TX; ten grandchildren Dr. Jeremy D. Deer of Chicago, IL, Jennifer Marie Haley (Joseph) of Southport, IN, Lauren Elizabeth Milovich (Nicholas) of South Bend, IN, John Huntzer (Gretchen) of Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Ryan D. Drury (Natalie) of Fishers, IN, Angela D. Aragon (Juan) of Greenwood, IN, Jason K. Drury (Jessica) of Greenwood, IN, Cailey Louise Callahan of Frisco, TX, Erin E. Callahan of Frisco, TX, and Michael Patrick Callahan of Frisco, TX; eight great-grandchildren Martin A. Aragon, Avery Drury, Elisabeth Haley, Alyssa Haley, Olivia Haley, Joseph Haley, Lia Milovich, and Graham Milovich.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Hiram Deer.
Dr. Steven Sorensen will conduct a service Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Providence Christian Church, 4080 West County Road 100 North, Bargersville, IN. Friends may call Friday, September 7, 2018 from 3-8 PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, and Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until service time at the church. An Order of The Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery in Union Township, Johnson County, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Christian Church 4080 West County Road 100 North Bargersville, IN. 46106 or Union Village Order Of The Eastern Star Chapter #584. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.
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