Norma Jean Ferringer


Norma Jean Ferringer, 84, formerly of Masury and Lakeland, Fla., passed away at 12:30 a.m. Saturday (May 04, 2019) at The Pavilion Rehab and Nursing Center, North Royalton, Ohio.
Norma was born March 10, 1935, in Sharon, a daughter of Joseph and Jennie (Napierkoski) Hoyney.
She was a 1953 graduate of Farrell High School.
She retired from General Motors and worked at the Packard Electric Plant in Vienna.
Norma was a former active member of Saint Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharon.
Norma, like her husband, led a very simple and rewarding life rich in tradition and love for family. She devoted herself to providing love, comfort and security to her family. She enjoyed a lot of things in life, but everybody knew she loved flea markets, garage sales and shopping for others because it brought her so much joy. She enjoyed taking her grandchildren and showing them the art of the bargain.
Norma was very active, she loved camping and traveling. Following her husband's retirement, they took to the road with their motor home before settling into the life of being snowbirds. They traveled back and forth between homes in Florida and Ohio. She eventually sold her home in Ohio and took up permanent residence in Florida.
Every holiday was a joy, because she went above and beyond to decorate and cook. Holidays were always a magical time at the Ferringer house, surrounded by family.
She was the matriarch of the family and she made sure that "FAMILY" was not just a word, but something that was etched in everything she did. She wanted nothing more than to model the family values of love and caring for others.
Her husband, Howard E. Ferringer, whom she married July 11, 1953, in Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, passed away April 1, 2017.
She is survived by: sons, Howard J. Ferringer of Hermitage and Jeffrey (Dawn) Ferringer, of Brunswick, Ohio; grandchildren Christopher Ferringer of West Middlesex, Lauren Ferringer of Hermitage, Leah (Spencer) Rohrbacher, Lindsey Martin of Parma, Ohio, Brittany (Brett) Snyder of Parma and Chelsey Ferringer of Cleveland; great-grandchildren Natalia Ferringer of West Middlesex, Eve Rohrbacher of Stafford, Va., Trey and Amaya Martin of Sanford, Fla., Emma, Coby and Jameis Snyder of Parma; two sisters, Patricia (Donald) Voytik of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and Susan (Jerry) Bostocky of Canfield; an aunt, Frances Sass of Warren; a cousin, Betty Frye of Wheatland; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Norma was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann Gartner.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage.

Norma Jean, 84, of North Royalton, Ohio.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (5-8-19) at J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 East State St., Sharon, and 10 a.m. Thursday (5-9-19) until the time of the service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Nelson, pastor, officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on May 6, 2019
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