Norma J. Stout

Norma Joan Stout, 87, of Bluffton, IN, died Thursday morning June 6, 2019, at Signature Health and Rehabilitation, in Bluffton.

Mrs. Stout was a 1950 graduate of Huntington High School, and graduating in 1953 from the Lutheran School of Nursing. She then worked at Wells Community Hospital in Bluffton as a registered nurse for 29 years, retiring in 1995. She was also a homemaker.

She was born April 23, 1932, in Huntington County to Howard E. and Florence M. Shideler Hensel. She married Keith E. Stout on Sept. 13, 1953, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2007.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew Stout, of Bluffton, and Nathan (Jackie) Stout, of Advance, NC; three daughters, Martha Atkinson, of Montpelier, and Makaye (Howard) Vaughn and Molly (Mike) Bauer, both of Bluffton; a sister-in-law, Jane Hensel, of Arvada, CO; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Alan Stout, and a grandson, Gregory Conrad.

There will be no public services. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Memorials are to The Salvation Army of Wells County or donor’s choice.

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Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton was in charge of arrangements..