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“Norma was a friend and colleague since 1989. She was generous - shared books, notes, and lots of stories as she handed off the leadership course in...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Beckman - Hamilton, IN

“I'm going to miss you so much Norma! Love you! ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jeannie Dieterman - Greentown, IN

“Love ya Norma ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Nicole Wolf - Greentown, IN

“It was a privilege to serve as Norma's chaplain during her stay with us. She was a delightful lady and will be missed.Chaplain Dave StoutCentury...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: David Stout - Windfall, IN

“Norma was a dear friend and colleague of my sister Sanna (who passed away 03/05/2016). She was very special to our family, often joining us at the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bea Boxley - Fishers, IN - Friend

“Miss Fincher was a my instructor in nursing school. She taught us well. Treated us with kindness. From her I learned so much. May she rest in...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Litzenberg Hockemeyer - IN

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving god by reading his word and find comfort in the hope that he gives us all, of seeing our...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Cousin Norma Jean was my inspiration to go into nursing and especially operating room specialty.Haven't been able to visit 28th her since moving to...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marjorie Murphy - Avon Park, FL

“I know Norma will be missed. Although I hadn't been able to see her often during the past several years, I too have memories of Thanksgiving...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ginny Langston - DeBary, FL

“Norma was my teacher, and my friend for many years. She treated her students fair and kind, and her friends even better. She will truly be missed...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Dianna (Furniss)Auer - Fort Myers, FL

“So many happy memories sharing family times - times spent on our farm in Peru, The State Fair adventures especially the Ferris wheel ride.The family...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: anita (snyder) burrous - IN


Norma Jean Fincher, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born in Peru, IN on March 30, 1927 to the late James H. and Ruby Fincher. She was a member of Indiana University Alumni, Purdue University Xi Nu at large, Sigma Theta International Nursing Honor Society, Northeast Region Nursing, ISNA, and ANA. She also volunteered at St. Charles school. Her hobbies included reading, playing tennis, golfing, and downhill skiing. Norma Jean was a registered nurse graduate of Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Kokomo, IN. She attended Indiana University and obtained a B.S. in Nursing. She then went on to Purdue University and obtained a M.S. in Educational Administration. Norma also attended Ball State University earning post graduate credit in nursing. She went on to serve as the Head Nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo, IN, previously known as St. Joseph's. She was also a staff O.R. nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital Los Angeles, California; Assistant Supervisor O.R. at I.U Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; Instructor at Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Fort Wayne, IN; Professor of Nursing Department at IPFW Fort Wayne, IN. She loved the holidays, and being with her family and close friends who she considered family as well. Surviving are her nieces and nephews; Robert (Dorothy) Fincher, Kenneth (Nancy) Fincher, Jeff Fincher, Susan (Kyle) Adkins, Missi (Shawn) Findley; sister-in-law, Emma Jean Fincher; 10 great nieces and nephews; and 8 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard L. and Howard E. Fincher. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00PM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with calling 1 hour prior. Memorial contributions may be made to Purdue School of Nursing or St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Burial to take place in Mount Hope Cemetery 411 N. Grant St. Peru, IN 46970