Norma Carrol (Newell) Rooze

Feb. 11, 1937-Nov. 26, 2023


Norma Carrol (Newell) Rooze, 86, went home to her Lord and Savior on Nov. 26, 2023.

Norma was born Feb. 11, 1937, at Bainbridge, to Glenn and Margaret (Moody) Newell.

Norma was a graduate of Waveland High School in 1955. She attended Freedom Baptist Church where she was baptized. She married Philip Wayne Rooze on Nov. 13, 1955. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker raising their five children and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren every chance she got. She enjoyed photography, sewing and gardening.

She is survived by her husband Wayne; sons, Gary (Ellen), Greg and Phillip (Leslie); daughters, Nancy (Jim) and Darla (Rod); grandchildren, Doug, Stephanie, Dan (Elizabeth), Michael, David (Courtney), Nathan, Angela (Trey), Waylon and Maggie; great-grandchildren, Owen, Lucas, Wyatt and Evelyn; and two sisters, Loretta Seybold and Mary Ann Davis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bill and Daryel Newell; and sister Shirley Derrington.

Honoring Norma’s wishes, cremation was chosen. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 at The Vine Church, 1004 Wayne Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the celebration of life at noon.

Donations in Norma’s memory may be made to Riley’s Hospital for Children, 308 Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.