Norma Lee (Ballard) Edmisten was born July 8, 1937, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Victor and Alice (Harris) Ballard. She died Friday, July 17, 2015, in Catoosa, Oklahoma, at the age of 78 years. Norma was reared and educated in Tulsa and graduated with the Daniel Webster High School Class of 1955, then moved on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern State University in 1959. She was married June 3, 1960 in Red Fork, Oklahoma to Richard Edmisten. Norma spent most of her working life as an elementary school teacher, teaching at Owasso Public Schools for 34 years. Norma was a longtime Owasso resident, but loved to travel. She had visited all 50 states in the U.S. and collected both dolls and lighthouses while on the road. Norma also enjoyed playing bunco with her friends, but most important to her was family.
Loving family members include:
Richard, of Owasso
One Daughter and Son-in-law;
Diana and Jim Caldwell, of Broken Arrow
John Caldwell and his wife Rebecca, of Owasso
Jessica Ashworth, of Tulsa
Jamie Caldwell, of Broken Arrow
Sophia Caldwell, of Owasso
Jackson Caldwell, of Owasso
Sister and Brother-in-law;
Alice and Bill Fuller, of Prattville
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Haskell Ballard.
Our condolences to Norma Lee’s family. She will always be remembered by all her cousins but especially by Pete (Grady Don) and me. Such a sweet spirit!
— Irene Harris, Wednesday – July 22, 2015
She was a great teacher and example for our students.
— s m, Wednesday – July 22, 2015
You were usually the smallest person in the room but your beautiful smile and twinkling eyes always lit things up. I am so grateful for 38 years of friendship. You are missed.
— Lynn Nicodemus, Friday – July 24, 2015
What a sweet and dedicated teacher! As her principal for a few years, she showed her love for her students and her dedication to ensuring that they left her class with the knowledge required of them the following year.
— Ron Hughes, Tuesday – July 28, 2015
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – July 24, 2015