She was born May 29, 1938 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to the late Monteville Welch and the late Martha Pence Welch. Wathena was married to J.B. Norman and was a loving homemaker. She was very active with hobbies she loved, painting, flowers, doing Indian crafts, bowling and woodworking. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother great-grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by son David Norman and wife Tish of Mena, Arkansas; daughter Debra Lang and husband James of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Crystal Woods, Jason Norman, Jared Norman, Andrea Norman, Stephanie Adams, and Ethan Rawlings; great-grandchildren Hunter Norman, Tyler Norman, Telissa Smith, Elisia Woods, John Woods and Matthew Woods.
She was preceded in death by her parents Monteville and Martha Welch; husband J. B. Norman; son Randall Norman; and nine brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Reggie Fryar officiating. Interment will follow in the Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.
Pallbearers are Kenny Woods, Matthew Woods, Ethan Rawlings, Rusty Tadlock, Jared Norman and John Woods.