Justine Shorts Norman
Mrs. Justine Shorts Norman, age 86, of the Methodist Country House in Wilmington, DE, formerly of Port Penn, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at her residence.
Justine was born in Wilmington on September 1, 1924, daughter of the late Myrtle Collins Shorts and Paul Shorts. A graduate of Beacom College she made her career in the banking industry, working as a professional secretary for Farmers Bank for 28 years and Wilmington Trust for 7 years, before retiring in 1990.
Active in her community, Justine was a member of both The First Presbyterian Church of Port Penn and The Port Penn Historical Society. She especially enjoyed working with children, both as a volunteer with Read Aloud Delaware at the Asbury Church Daycare Center and as a mentor at the Carrie Downie Elementary School. Justine delighted in dancing, traveling and the company of her many friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lottie and Shelby D. Collins. She is survived by many cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 11, 2010, at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 171, Port Penn, DE 19731.
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