Norma Jean Baute
Norma Jean Baute, 88, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 31, 2019.
She was born on Aug. 24, 1931, in Muncie, to William and Thelma (VanFleet) Graves.
Norma attended Daleville and Middletown schools. She resided in the Anderson and Middletown area. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
She loved talking to all people, she never met a stranger, and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Norma is survived by her children, David (Susan) Baute, Nancy (Dick) Caplinger, Jay (Pam) Baute, Mindy (Brendan) Belmont; grandchildren, Aaron (Jennifer) Baute, Alicia Crawford, Amanda (Mike) Westcott, Cory (Jodie) Caplinger, Ross Corson, Emily (Ben) Hardwick, John (Sarah) Baute, Tim (Becca) Baute, Megan (AJ) Sanchez, Connor Fee, Garrett Fee, Luke Belmont; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Baute, Tyler Baute, Jareem Westcott, Khaliq Westcott, Van Caplinger, Keala Caplinger, Lily Hardwick, Laney Hardwick, Selah Baute.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Baute.
Per Norma Jean's wishes, a private service will be held. The family encourages family and friends to celebrate Norma Jean's life in their own special way.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for cancer research. Please make memorial gifts payable to IU Foundation/IUSCC Gifts. Please indicate "In Memory of Norma Baute" on your gift. Mail to: IU Simon Cancer Center, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207.
Arrangements handled by Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, Anderson.
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Published on November 4, 2019


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Michaelene Witham McWilliams
Nov 05, 2019
Many warm memories of your mother. She was the sunshine of the day whenever we were with her. My condolences to the family