Norma Jean Phipps, 73, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away February 8, 2021 at her home. She was born October 19, 1947 in Otway, Ohio to the late Harold and Olive Richards Murphy. On June 15, 1974 she was united in marriage to Phillip J. Phipps who preceded her in death on April 14, 2020. She is survived by her sons, Chad Phipps of McDermott, Ohio and Jason Phipps of Winter Haven, Florida; a grandson, Nicklaus Fox Phipps of West Portsmouth, Ohio; a sister, Vivian Murphy of Colorado; a niece, Angela Malinosky of Colorado; great-nephew, Matthew Malinosky of Utah; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Jackson of Rome, Ohio.
Norma was a teacher for 35 years in the Northwest School District teaching 5th and 6th grade.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Otway. Burial will follow in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Blue Creek, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made payable to STRS Scholarship Fund, Norma Phipps on the memo line. Checks need to be mailed to Garnet Renn, 3 Larkin, West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663.