Norma L. (Bunner) Areford, 84 years of age, passed away Sunday June 11, 2017 in Aurora, Ohio.
Born on October 15, 1932 in New Somerset, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles Kenneth and Jenny (Douds) Speedy. A resident of the Mantua area since 2006, she formerly was a longtime resident of Newburgh Hts. Mrs. Areford was employed for 50 years as a waitress at Otto Moser's Restaurant in Cleveland. Norma enjoyed swimming, gardening especially roses, and listening to Country music and tunes of the 50's and 60's. Her family and friends will forever have cherished memories of a lady who was kindhearted to all, and shared her love with family and friends.
Survivors include her son Michael (Mary) Bunner of Hiram, Ohio, her daughter Carma Kermes of Mantua, Ohio; brother Orman "Pete" Speedy of New Somerset and sister Nola "Red" Smith of North Carolina; grandchildren Nick, Michelle, Jake, Joe, John and Crystal, and 3 great-grandchildren including Zia and Addie. She was preceded in death in 1987 by her first husband Audrey "Butch" Bunner, and in 2006 by her second husband Ervin Areford, and brothers Charles, James, Robert and John Speedy and sisters Nola "Red" Householder, Elizabeth Bunner, Janet Hoffman and Edna Cronin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Areford will be Friday June 16, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St.Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255, where visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time. Final resting place will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Mantua Township, Ohio. Her obituary, video tribute, condolences and memories may be shared at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service 330-274-3145 RC 6-14-17)