Norma J. Anderson, age 89

Norma J. Anderson, 89 of Syracuse, passed away on Jan. 20, 2021, at the Syracuse Hospital.

She was born to Spencer and Lucy (Blakely) Bates on March 28, 1931, in Tecumseh. Norma graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1949, where she participated in cheerleading.

Norma married John Mahar on May 28, 1950. After John passed away in 1962 she got remarried to Lloyd Anderson on May 20, 1972. Norma took many jobs to take care of the family including doing billing at the City Hall in Tecumseh. She was also active in the community helping with the Food Pantry, United Methodist Women, American Legion Aux. and founding AA in Syracuse where she led it for 40 years. Norma enjoyed gardening, painting, sewing, quilting and was a Blue Star Mom.

She is survived by her Daughter: Bette Rabstejnek of Table Rock; Son: Pat Mahar of Syracuse; Granddaughter: Katie Mahar of Syracuse; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, grandson: Aaron Rabstejnek; siblings: Charles Bates, Helen McPherrin, Bette Morrissey, Mildred James, Bob Bates and Mary Alice Bossong, also nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A public funeral service was to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Syracuse United Methodist Church. Masks were required. Burial was to follow in the Tecumseh Cemetery.

Visitation was to be held on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Arrangements are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse.

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Posted online on January 27, 2021