Norma F. Safreed, 98, formerly of Covington, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015, at Dayview Care Center, New Carlisle. She was born May 20, 1917, in Germantown, to the late Walter and Grace (Clymer) Kline. She married Dudley R. “Doug” Safreed; he preceded her in death on August 2, 2004.
Norma will be missed and remembered by her daughter, Karen (Patrice) Fabregue of Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughters Kimberly (Louis) Turner of Piqua and Melissa Bluhm (Stephanie Carmelli) of West Hills, Calif.; great-granddaughter Jasmine Turner; great-great-grandson Darren Finfrock; sisters Janice Skolnik of Fairfield, Calif. and Joyce Burton of Boca Raton, Fla.; brother Pete (Betty) Kline of Pleasant Hill; nieces and nephews, including Wally Wadsworth and his daughter Jenny (Jeff) Collins and their children Brandy, Caleb, and Alaina. She was preceded in death by her son, Dudley R. Safreed II; sisters Lillian Hull, Kathryn Tyler, and Doris “Dodie” McDowell; and brother Walter Kline Jr.
Norma retired from Panasonic in Florida as an executive secretary. She had also worked at Boeing in Dayton and WACO Aircraft in Troy. She and Dudley also were self-employed kitchen designers in St. Petersburg, Fla. Norma was a past member of the Pierian Club of Covington, Young Mothers Club of Dayton, and the New Neighbor League, Putterette Golf Club, and Nuevas Amigas Garden Club, all while living in Kansas City, Mo.
Private services will be held at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or Dayview Care Center Activities Department. Arrangements are in care of Jackson-Sarver Family Funeral Home, Covington. Online tributes may be left for Norma’s family at jackson-sarver.com.