Charles Robert “Bob” Norman, born July 14, 1936, in Lebanon, Ind., died at 11:45 p.m. April 6, 2014 at the Heritage House Convalescent Center in Shelbyville. Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Howard and Ruby Ellen Louck Norman and a sister, Mary Jane Norman. Bob graduated from Frankfort High School and Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Economics. After graduation Bob joined the Army National Guard, he spent six months in active duty, finished 11 years of service, attended officer training at Ft. Benjamin Harrison and graduated as a 2nd Lt. He worked five years as pharmaceutical rep for Merck, Sharpe Dohme before moving to Shelbyville in 1967 to become the first administrator of the new Heritage House Convalescent Center. In partnership with the owner and builder, Robert W. Reed, he was responsible for helping get several other nursing homes built and in operation in various locations around the state. A partnership with Janet Coers Mason and Linda Kuhn resulted in two Assisted Living Centers, Thornton Terrace in Hanover, Ind., and Cedar Court in Corydon Ind. Bob held the office of President of the Indiana Health Care Association 1970, 1982 and 1983. During this time he served on the Health Facility Council established by Gov. Bowen, also represented the health care industry as a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross. He retired in 2006. Membership were in, West Street United Methodist Church, Shelbyville Rotary Club, and Elks Club, and he was a 50 year member of Beard Lodge F.&A.M.
Visitation and Services
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kilmore United Methodist Church on Friday, August 1, 2014. Graveside services will be 12:45 p.m. Friday at Kilmore Cemetery.
his wife of 54 years, Mae Parson Norman and two sons, Charles David Norman, of Shelbyville, and Patrick Ray Norman, of Lehigh, Fla., and one grandson, Paull Robert Landers, Beech Grove.