NORMAN D JONES, 83 of Hershey, NE, formerly of Greenwood, IN, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at his home.
Norman was born November 14, 1937, to Henry and Oma Jones. He graduated from Valley High School and went on to attend ALU Insurance college.
Norman entered the U.S. Navy in 1956, where he served until 1960. When he was released from active duty, he then served in the Naval Reserves until 1962. The Navy had a baseball team, and Norman served that team as their pitcher.
On August 6, 1965, Norman married Janet Taylor at Louisville, Kentucky. Their union was blessed with one daughter, Marina. Norman worked in the insurance profession for most of his life. In 1971, Norman and Janet moved to Greenwood, Indiana, where he started his own insurance brokerage, Jones and Associates, and Janet owned and operated "A Touch of Class" beauty salon.
Norman and Janet enjoyed spending time with family and friends over the years and wintering in Florida. Norman also loved to play golf. Norman was sharp, ambitious, and industrious, which drove his entrepreneurial talent.
Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, in October of 2020, his parents, and two brothers.
Survivors include his daughter, Marina (Darin) Makovicka of Hershey; grandchildren, Taylor and Cody Persinger; great-granddaughter, Bentley Grace; two brothers, Tommy Jones and Jay Jones; along with many other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in Norman's memory for later designation by his family. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com.
A celebration of life open house will be held for Norman on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home. No interment of Cremains is planned at this time.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.