Obituaries for June 21, 2005

Norma G. Harter

Norma Harter was born in New Castle, Ind., on May 27, 1915, to Paul and Josephine Roberts, the third in a family of five children.

Norma leaves behind her brother, John W. Roberts of Cambridge City, Ind.; her husband, Elmer C., to whom she was married to for almost 62 years; three children, Angeline Woodruff of Las Vegas, Eric Harter of Sunset Beach, Alan Harter of Golden Valley; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Norma was a member of and deacon of the Presbyterian Church. She has done a great deal of church and charity work in her time. She was an escrow officer for 15 years. Norma was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

Locye M. Adriaenssens

Longtime Kingman resident Locye Adriaenssens, known to many as "Grammer," died peacefully at Arizona Regional Medical Center in her 90th year. She left the world as she lived it, conscious of God, vibrant and considerate of others.

Born on Dec. 14, 1914, in Marrieta, Okla., Locye thrived in a community full of hospitality and home cooking. A lifestyle that embodied who she was. She cherished her family and her friends.

In 1971, Locye moved to Kingman to embark on a new life. She established a child day-care center, opening her heart and her home to those in need. She soon became everyone's "Grammer." Her home was a place to congregate and laugh about your troubles. Her generosity and strength touched many lives. She never missed the opportunity to speak her mind, especially when it came to money. We will always remember her favorite philosophy that a "penny earned is a penny saved."

Locye will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered.

Locye is survived by her son, Raymond Birdsall of Los Banos, Calif.; son-in-law Bill Moma and his wife Peggy of Laughlin, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Judy Birdsall; granddaughter, Andrea and her husband James Carpenter of Bullhead City; grandson, Jeff Moma of Laughlin; granddaughter, Melinda Birdsall Waxler and her husband Gary Waxler of Bullhead City; granddaughter, Nickolea Birdsall Garcia and her husband Gary Garcia of Los Banos; granddaughter, Carrie Birdsall Hartsell of Santa Maria, Calif.; grandson Richard Birdsall and his wife Neeta of Santa Maria, CA; grandson, Steven Birdsall and his wife Joanne of Los Banos; grandson, Bill Bridsall and his wife Marilyn of Los Banos; grandson, Bod Birdsall and his wife Kim of Los Banos; and many wonderful great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens, Mohave Valley.

Please join us for a celebration of Locye's life immediately following the services at the Riverside Resort & Casino, Bridgeview Room, 1650 Casino Drive, Laughlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions to be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 158 West 29th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001-5300.

Virginia I. Haynes

Virginia Haynes of Kingman passed away on June 17, 2005, at the Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas. She was born on Feb. 4, 1925, in Globe. She was a homemaker most of her life, as she enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother more than anything.

Virginia leaves behind her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Haynes; her granddaughter, Tracy Vandeman and her husband Terry; her grandson, Brad Shuffler and his wife Anna; great-granddaughter, Bryce Shuffler; and her sister, Glenna, all are of Kingman. Her daughter, Terry Shuffler, preceded her in death in December 2003.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held at 700 Shadow Mountain Drive.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Heart Association.