Norma Ann Rothe
Oklahoma City — Norma Rothe, 81, died Saturday, Dec . 1, 2012.
She was born Dec. 30, 1930 in LaCrosse, KS. Preceded in death by her parents Edith (Linenberger) and Richard Storm; her sister
Betty Storm; and her husband of 48 years, Fredric Rothe (a State Farm Insurance agent in Salina).
Survivors: daughter Kimberly Rothe-Gibson (Jim) of Oklahoma City; sons Scott Rothe of Phoenix and Brent (Ruth) Rothe of Valrico, FL; grandchildren Ryan (Beth) Hoagland (and their daughters Erin and Elise) of Santa Clara, CA, Anthony Hoagland of Omaha, and Larissa Rothe of Merriam, KS.; brother Donald Storm of Hutchinson; and many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
Norma's "other family" included her colleagues and customers at Sears in Salina where she retired in 2007 after nearly 40 years.
Norma is remembered for her love of art, books and music; sharing world travel with her family; growing spectacular gardens; and her unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Parish in Salina on Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m. A luncheon at the Parish will be held following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to St. Mary's Grade School in Salina for books, and to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.