---- — OTTUMWA — Norma Jean (Bride) Weltch, 67, of Ottumwa, passed on to a better world Aug. 25, 2013, at her home.
She was born July 27, 1946. She graduated from Eddyville High school in 1946. Jean married Richard Weltch in 1967.
Jean loved to crochet. She donated caps, blankets and booties for the babies at the hospital. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her son Michael (Danielle) Weltch; her four grandchildren, Rebeca, Christin, Skylar Jean and Machell, all of Surprise, Ariz.; and an adopted grandson, Dean Gordy of Ottumwa. She is also survived by a brother, John (Terry) Bride of Blakesburg; sisters, Judy McMartin of Ottumwa, Janice Snow of Unionville and Julia Bride of Ottumwa; as well as special friends, Danielle’s parents, Dave and Rhonda Cowell of Chloride, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at South Oak Towers on Finley Avenue.