In Memory of Norma M. Hoskins

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By Jennifer Bis
Mason Times staff writer

After dealing with declining health issues over the past few years, Norma M. Hoskins (Eifert), 77, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

Hoskins was survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald, and two sons, Richard and Roger, as well as her grandchildren, Taylor and Ashley, and several nieces and nephews.

She also left behind her adored sheltie, which was named Lassie.

“Norma was very nice, always kind,” said Jean Bement, 38, long-time neighbor and friend to Hoskins. “She was a proud and hard-working woman who worked out on the farm every day, including throughout her childhood.”

Hoskins worked on her family’s dairy farm since it was founded in 1980, milking cows, tending the crops and the household.

“I grew up on my family’s farm right down the road from Norma’s,” said Bement. “Whenever we would go down the road to visit, she always treated my sisters and me with such kindness.”

The farm continues with great success under the work of her sons, who now specialize in corn and soybean production.

The Hoskins’ farm has been named as one of the top companies by sales in Mason out of 74 local businesses.

Friends and family showed their support for the Hoskins family at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16.

Services were held at 12 p.m. Thursday at the Ball-Dunn Chapel under the Rev. Chris Bigg.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie, Mich.

Visit online to sign the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Online Guest Book

For those wishing to make a donation in honor of Hoskins, please send them to:

Hospice Advantage
801 S. Waverly Rd.
Suite 304
Lansing, MI 48917


Heartwood School
625 Hagadorn Rd.
Mason, MI 48854

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