Norma Jean Sering

 Norma Jean Sering, 81, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023. She was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Indiana, and spent the last two years in Virginia, staying with her daughters. Norma was born August 9, 1942, in Putnam County, Indiana, to the late Albion and Laura Mae (Thompson) Phelps. She was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School class of 1960. Norma married her high school sweetheart, Robert Arthur Sering, on August 8, 1960.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Sering; her two brothers, Robert Phelps of Jamestown, IN., and Forrest “Gizzy” Phelps

of Orlando, Florida; grandson, Alex Siedniter; two sons-in-laws, Fred Madrid and Glenn Jones; five nieces, Sandra (Phelps) Agrusa, Betty “Janie” (Phelps) Wyeth, Vicki (Sering) Kachinska, Kathy (Leath) Flippo and Patty (Leath) Temple; and her lifelong friends, Mrs. Georgia (Ben) Keefe, Mrs. Ola Mae Mikesel, Mr. and Mrs. Walter “Wally” and Judy Finitzer.

Norma is survived by her three children, Tim (Debbie) Sering of Darlington, IN., Laura (Bill) Wethington of Hampton, VA, and Sally (Brian) Seidnitzer of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Penny (Jimmy) Dossey of Isle of Wight, VA, Charlotte (Freddy) Martin of Hampton, VA, Carl (Jessice) Wethington of Avon, Indiana, Russell Chastain (Jennifer) of North Carolina, Kenneth Madrid of Hampton, VA, Aaron Madrid (Trang Doan) of Hampton, VA and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Alex B. Jones of the U.S. Navy currently in Japan; Kyle Jones of Newport News, VA; Amber Seidnitzer of VA, Virginia (Ginger) Sering of Lafayette, IN, and Dana Sering of Darlington, Indiana; nine great-grandchildren, Keith Sering Dossey and Logan Stewart Dossey of Isle of White County, VA, Zarina Martin of Hampton, VA, Audrey Wethington and Bennett Wethington of Avon, IN, Haley Chastain of North Carolina, Russell Chastin, Jr. of North Carolina, Alden Madrid and Aurora Madrid from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, sisters-in-law, Hazel (Baker) Sering from Crawfordsville, IN., Daphne (Warren) Phelps of Orlando, Florida, Linda (Stadler) Sering of Alabama; beloved nephews, Robert “David” Phelps of Jamestown, IN., and Paul David Phelps of Orlando, Florida; aunt Marie Alcorn of Brodhead, KY; and Nancy Beach of Crawfordsville, IN.

Services will take place in Waynetown, IN, at a later date, with the burial taking place at Lutheran Cemetery in Wallace, IN.


  1. Paula Bushelle

    Please accept our deepest condolences! Friends since 1959 when we were both in our sibling’s weddings.
    Love, Paula and Bill Bushelle

  2. Preston & Janetta Lane

    Dearest Charlotte and Family, our condolences to each of you. Our prayers are with you in this season of your grief. We thank God for your grandmother’s life testimony.

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