Norma Jean Eells

June 21, 1931 - September 24, 2015

06/21/1931 - 09/24/2015

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday September 30, 2015
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday October 01, 2015
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions
Service
Thursday October 01, 2015
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Memorial

Norma J. Eells, 84, of St. Clairsville, OH died Thursday, September 24, 2015 at her home.  She was born June 21, 1931 in Woodsfield, OH a daughter of the late Glenn and Mabel Young Steele.

Norma retired as Executive Director of Belmont-Harrison Juvenile District from 1985-1995, Oakview Juvenile District, a board member of Mental Health & Recovery in Belmont, Harrison and Monroe Counties, past president of the Forensic Board for District 9, former member of Florence Crittenton board, former member of State & Federal Criminal Justice Organizations, Thoburn United Methodist Church, Mary Reed Circle.  She was awarded the Child Welfare League of America, National Merit Award in 1992, Liberty Bell Award, Belmont County Bar Association and was the Belmont County Child Advocate of the Year in 2004.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David Mead Eells in 1996; a son, D. Mark Eells in 2010; sisters, Rita Braverman and Joy Graham.

Surviving are a daughter, Tamara Tyler of St. Clairsville; two grandchildren, Jessica and Richard Tyler; a sister, Janet (John) Pember of Beaumont, TX and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville where services will be held on Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Ken Gifford officiating.  Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor Norwalk, CT 06851.

Share your thoughts and memories of Norma with her family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Joan Kress Schneider
7 years ago

To the Family of Norma Jean Eells,
My sincere sympathy to the family of Norma Jean. Norma and I were Woodsfield High School classmates from 1946-1949. She helped me with the subject, Latin – and did we have fun! After several years passed, we saw one another occasionally at the Wheeling Symphony performances. It was always a treat to visit with her for a few minutes. I
enjoyed her laughter. She was a very sweet and kind “classmate friend”.
My sympathy to all the family. May she rest in peace!
Joan R. Kress Schneider, Woodsfield, OH

Ed and Jenny Sargus
7 years ago

We are so to learn that Norma, our great friend, has passed. She has been a wonderful friend for many, many decades. Norma always made us smile and always made us proud of her great work at the Juvenile Center. Norma will always be in our hearts…Ed and Jenny Sargus

Leah Feasel
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your mother and one of my best friends from high school passing. I have a lot of fond memories of all the good times we had in school. In His Love, Leah Feasel

Joanne Masciarelli Smith
7 years ago

Norma was certainly one of the good ones and deserves all of the acolades. Always going above and beyond. We had many good times at Sargus Center and later reminiscing about the old times and all the funny stories and characters we knew . I will miss her.