Jan 26, 1934 - Oct 31, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Norma Jean Matthis passed from this earth on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 78 years. Norma was born on January 26, 1934, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Edgar Lee and Mabel Janie Medlin. She was preceded in death by one brother; one sister; parents; and husband of 40 years, David Matthis. Norma is survived by her sister; five brothers; five children, Marty Harris and husband John, Janice Downard, David Matthis and wife Julie, Eddie Matthis, and Susan Johnson and husband Thomas; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her caregiver for many years, Aquila Baker, whom she loved as one of her own, along with her two daughters. Norma was a very loving mother and grandmother and was known for her generosity to all of those she loved. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. Funeral ceremony will be Monday, November 5, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens. To share condolences, please visit

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 4, 2012