Norma Mae McNary, age 86, of Evansville, IN and Clyde, NC went home to be with her lord and the love of her life, George, April 7, 2021.
She was born March 29, 1935 in Lawrenceville, IL to Clarence and Etta (Stout) Hill. Norma has always been a crafty person and project organizer. She learned to sew at a very early age and made doll clothes and other treasures for niece’s and others. She learned to also sew her own clothes as she was one of 8 siblings. Later in life she really enjoyed designing plastic-craft projects and crocheting. She crocheted the 23rd Psalm and won Grand Champion at the County Fair! She loved giving away her hand-made treasures for all to enjoy.
Norma began her career learning business skills in high school. She went to work for Warwick Industry and was an executive secretary for the company. She then met the love of her life; George McNary, and he was a contractor. They then started their new adventure of building. They worked side by side in all building projects their entire 55 years together. Their contracting career began in 1959 in Zion IL. In 1972, Norma and George moved to Wauchula, FL where they constructed Colonial Arms Motel complex. They also owned a plant nursery in Wauchula for many years. In 1986, they began construction on the 265 site Wagon Wheel RV Park. Norma and George also began development of a 92-acre subdivision in Clyde NC known as Wesley Creek Estates where they vacationed in the summers. Upon George’s passing, Norma moved to Evansville IN to live with her niece, Greta Jackson. She really enjoyed interacting with Greta and Steve’s 12 grandkids and lived there for 11 years.
Norma loved and served the lord. She attended Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church in Clyde NC and Centenary United Methodist Church in Evansville, IN. She loved to sing and directed and sang in church choirs all of her life. She was always willing to perform special church solos.
She was a diligent worker of Hardee County Chamber of Commerce while living in Florida. She also was very active in helping with Good neighbors Club at Centenary UMC serving meals and decorating tables. She really enjoyed playing Rummicube once a week with friends.
Norma was proceeded in death by her husband of 55 years, George McNary; her father Clarence V. Hill; mother, Etta Hill; brothers, George Robert and Clarence Lavern (Pat); sister, Eleanor Louise Hull (Earl)
Norma is survived by her sisters, Carolyn (Arvin-deceased) Harris, Duncanville, Tx, Barbara (Reese-deceased) Miller, Zion IL; brothers, Bill (Martha) Hill of Lawrenceville, Il and Don (DeLaine) Hill of Port Orange, FL and many nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, Indiana. A Live Stream will be available beginning twenty minutes prior to the service time. Please visit www.boonefuneralhome.net, select your loved one’s obituary, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Live Stream. Burial will be in Fines Creek Cemetery in Clyde, NC.
Friends may visit from 12:00p.m. until the celebration of life begins at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.
Celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., (EST) Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church, Clyde, NC. Friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. (EST until the celebration of life begins.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Centenary UMC, Music Program, 14340 Old State Rd, Evansville, IN 47725.
Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.
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