Norma Mamie Pringle
Norma Mamie (Gragg) Pringle was born March 1, 1929 on Back Mountain in West Virginia and moved to her Heavenly home from Webco Manor on Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was the oldest child of Parker Davis Gragg and Mamie Pearl (Wright) Gragg. Norma attended one room school until high school. She graduated from Greenbank High and went on to attend Glenville State College where she majored in elementary education. She left college to marry Julian Maxwell Gum and become an Army wife at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. To this union, one daughter, Rosemary Lavonne (Robin) was born. Years later she was united in marriage to Ross Lee Pringle and gained a step-son, David. Norma taught herself to play guitar and piano at a young age and enjoyed playing for many people over the years. She and Ross met when she began playing for a gospel trio with which he sang and played guitar. They moved to Missouri from Ohio in 1968 and travelled many miles singing at numerous churches throughout Webster and other counties. She was a prolific song writer but never learned to read a note of music. Norma worked for Oxford Home Care for 17 years. She spent many years caring for different children in Marshfield. She was an avid seamstress, crafter and quilter with many of her creations travelling to various parts of the world.
Preceding her in death were her beloved parents and brother, Jack Gragg; and both of her husbands. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Rost and husband Tom of Marshfield; step-son David Pringle and wife Debbie of Buckhannon, West Virginia; grandson, Travis Rost and wife Sally, of Marshfield; granddaughter Tara Kinser of Marshfield; great granddaughters Sarah and Rachel Rost of Marshfield; and step-grandson Samuel Pringle of Buckhannon, West Virginia and a host of friends and family.
Norma received Christ as her Savior at an early age and was baptized into the Brethren Church. After the death of Ross, she attended Ebenezer Community Church until her health no longer permitted. Norma loved sharing her faith with everyone she came in contact with and her greatest desire was that everyone, especially her family, accept Jesus into their hearts so she could see them again in Heaven.
A memorial service for Norma Pringle will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Ebenezer Community Church under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., with interment following in Ebenezer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Cemetery Fund and left in care of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc.