Nellie E. Beebe Norman, 86

Nellie E. Beebe Norman, age 86, of North East, was taken home by the Lord peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 16, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1931, in Mina Corners, N.Y., to the late Raymond and Ellen McGerl Beebe.

Nellie formerly worked for Sunshine Packing, Marx Toys, various electrical shops in New York and was the owner and operator of Nellie's Place bar in Westfield, N.Y.

She was a stock car driver in the 1950s and had even won first place in one of the races.

Nellie enjoyed bingo and loved listening to local country music bands, especially the groups her daughter Gail performed with. She was very proud of her daughters.

In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Norman; son, Gary Norman; brother, Robert Beebe; and an infant sister.

She is survived by her daughters, Debra A. Gibbons (Jack) of Ripley, Pamela J. Yates of North East, Joyce M. Norman of North East and Gail E. Norman (Joe) of Springfield, Tenn.; granddaughter, Lee Ann Gibbons (Diego) of Austin, Texas.

Services were held at William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

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