Norma Ruth Steward 1929 – 2018

Norma Ruth Steward 1929 - 2018

Norma Ruth Steward, 88, residing at Tanglewood, Jamestown, N.Y., died Nov. 28, 2018.

She previously lived in South Dayton, N.Y., and Forestville, N.Y. Norma was born in Cherry Creek, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Merritt D. and Ruth Cummings Penner, Sr.

Norma was a 1947 graduate of Cherry Creek High School and 1950 graduate of Jamestown Business College. She was a secretary for Miller and Waterhouse Insurance and worked for the town of Villenova election board.

Norma was a member of South Dayton United Methodist Church, Villenova Grange, Chautauqua Pomona Grange, Forestville Order of the Eastern Stars, Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, South Dayton Red Hatters, Serendipity Club of South Dayton and the Pioneer Club of Forestville.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Steward; brother, Merritt D. Penner Jr.; and a sister, Joyce VanRensselaer.

Norma is survived by her daughter, Melany R. Steward; son, Duane C. Steward; granddaughter, Kara (Lonnie) Miller; grandson, Dalton Steward; and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in late April, 2019 in the South Dayton area.

Memorials may be made in Norma’s name to the First United Methodist Church of South Dayton, N.Y.

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home South Dayton, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.distasiofuneral home.com.