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Norma Filppula

Norma Filppula

November 22, 1929 October 9, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Norma Jane Filppula (Rice)

COLUMBIANA, OHIO – Norma Jane Filppula, 90, of East Liverpool passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at Parkside Healthcare.

She was born November 22, 1929 in East Liverpool to the late Stanley and May (Foden) Rice.

Jane graduated from East Liverpool High School and began employment as a bookkeeper at Patterson Foundry.

She married Paul Raymond Filppula of Mass, Michigan on April 6, 1956. They were married for 53 years at the time of Ray’s death.

They began their married life in Mass, Michigan where they lived for several years, then returned to East Liverpool where they remained and raised their daughters. She was the beloved wife, mother and grandmother who was fully dedicated to God, family and home.

Jane was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and for many years was an active member of the orchestra, choir and as a Sunday School Teacher.

Preceding Jane in death were her husband Ray; grandson Phillip and sister Miriam.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters Susan Johler and her husband Rex and Deanna Filppula; two granddaughters Cynthia and Julie; four great grandsons Samuel, Miles, Maddox and Andrew and brother-in-law Kenneth Filppula.

A private service was held at the Dawson Funeral Home. Burial in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

With grateful hearts, the family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Parkside Healthcare and Southern Care Hospice for the exceptional care that Jane received.

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    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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Judith Fannin

Dear Susan and family, my thoughts are with you at this sad time. You were always such a caring daughter, and always spoke so fondly of your mom. My sincere sympathy to you all. Judy Fannin
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