Norma Jean  Herbert


Norma "Jean" Herbert, 82 of New Castle went peacefully to Heaven on Friday, January 11, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 3, 1937 in Clinton County, KY to the late Edgar and Grace (Hatcher) Miller.
She had been employed at New Castle State Hospital as a nurse's aide for 17 years. Jean was an active member of First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle, where she and her husband Bob served as leaders of the Joy Club for 9 1/2 years. She and Bob also received the Distinguished Service Award. Jean volunteered at the Pregnancy Care Center, Henry County Hospital gift shop and Hospice. She attended Bible Study Fellowship, and enjoyed traveling as well as a mission trip to Haiti with Oriental Mission Society. Her life revolved around the Lord, her family and her many caring friends. She loved attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren's activities. Jean's passion was her card ministry, by which she encouraged and lifted up countless people in need.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of over 66 years, Robert "Bob" Herbert, whom she married August 23, 1952; her daughters, Kathy Grace (Clyde) Powers of New Castle, Debbie Kay (Rocky) Alspaugh of Rushville; a son, Mike (Karen) Herbert of Ft. Wayne; grandchildren, Lori (Brent) Lucas of New Castle, Lisa (Jay) Richmond of Indianapolis, Ryan (Jen) Alspaugh of Thompson's Station, TN, Reid Alspaugh of Rushville, Megan (Billy) Waters of Laotto, and Rachel Herbert (fiance, Daniel Gschwend) of Ft. Wayne; great grandchildren, Sarah Grace Lucas, Jacob Riley Lucas, Addison Jean and Ella Katherine Richmond, Jasper Arlo and Willow Reagan Alspaugh and Leonardo Vaughn Waters.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Witham and Doris Herbert.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at First Church of the Nazarene in New Castle with Rev. Mark Herbkersman officiating. Burial will follow in Lewisville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Memorial contributions may be sent to Pregnancy Care Center, 415 S. Main Street, New Castle, IN 47362, or Henry County Young Life, 709 S. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN 47362 . You may express condolences or share a memory of Jean at
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