ST PAUL, KS: Norma Jean Ewan, age 85, passed away at 5:27am, Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Prairie Mission Village, St. Paul, KS following an illness.
Norma was born February 14, 1937 in Farlington, KS. Her parents were Vaughn and Ella Mae (Buffalo) Russell. She graduated from Farlington High School and later earned a business degree in 1987 at Neosho Community College.
Norma worked several years as a cook at the Girard Medical Center, Girard, KS. She retired after working at a couple of local diners. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking and going to casinos. Her greatest joy was spending time with her dogs and her friends and family. Many people loved her and affectionately called her mom and Granny.
She married Leroy “Bud” Eugene Ewan on December 24, 1954 in Girard, KS He preceded her in death Dec 17, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Shannon Jo Ewan, one sister, Ginger Baker, and one infant brother, George Edward Ewan.
Surviving are four sons, Vaughn Ewan, Erie, KS, Harold Dean Ewan (Merlinda), St Paul, KS. Jeffery Kris Ewan, Springfield, MO, and Dusty Ewan (Michelle), Walnut, KS; three daughters, Deliena Wagner, Erie, KS. Dana Chappell (Alan), Babock Ranch, FL, and Dixie Ewan, Erie KS; two sisters, Rhea Vaughn, Albuquerque, NM and Nancy Methvin, CA; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Norma was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Oswego, KS for cremation. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 Saturday, June 19 at the home of Dusty Ewan, 24625 Hwy 47, Walnut KS.