Norma J. Gaskill, 86 of Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil passed away March 17, 2006, at the Altenheim Community Facility in Indianapolis. She had been a resident there for three years. She was born May 24, 1919, in Clay County the daughter of Carl Tiefel and Violet Irwin Tiefel. She graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1938. September 25, 1940, she married James Franklin Gaskill. She was interested in gardening, cooking and being with family. She was excellent in letter writing, and enjoyed the simple pleasures of nature. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was a care-giver to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Gaskill, February 7, 2000; her son David Gaskill in 2005; two sisters, Joann Tiefel, and Lillian Witty; and a brother-in-law, Art Linton.
She is survived by her children, Arnold and Veronica Gaskill of Indianapolis, James and Tammy Gaskill of Terre Haute, Jane and William Boucher of Brazil, Carl Gaskill of Terre Haute, and daughter-in-law Brenda Gaskill of Brazil; 15 grandchildren, Melissa Higgenbotham and husband Brian, Shelly Jones and husband Daryl, Libby Gaskill, Chris Gaskill, Doug Gaskill, Rob Gaskill and wife Tina, Jeff Gaskill and wife Tanya, Mark Gaskill and wife Tammy, Tamara Gervasio and husband Dave, Ami Allen and husband Patrick, John Gaskill and wife Shannon, Christian Gaskill and wife Lori, William J. Boucher and Laura Bedilion, and Gretchen Gaskill; 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris Linton of Brazil, Betty Bledsoe of Florida, and Marion Wiederoder of Indianapolis; one brother-in-law, Dayton Witty of Terre Haute; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at French Funeral Home with Chaplain Worth Hartman officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12 - 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mark Gaskill, John Gaskill, Chris Gaskill, William J. Boucher, Doug Gaskill, Rob Gaskill, Jeff Gaskill, and son-in-law, Bill Boucher. Light a candle at www.frenchfuneralhome.com
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Riley Children's Foundation, P.O. Box 660243, Indianapolis, Ind. 46266-0243 Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.