Age 94, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Norma was born on February 20, 1924 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Earl Harvey and Edith Alfreda (Rockwell) Butler. She attended Hickory Corners Kellogg High School, graduating in 1942. She married Dwight Ernest Hitchcock on August 10, 1942. Norma worked in the elementary libraries at Hickory Corners Kellogg School, Gull Lake Community School and Delton Kellogg School. She was also a housewife and mother, raising three sons and a daughter. Norma enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, canning and preserving. She also played the violin, organ and piano. Over the years, Norma and Dwight lived in the Gull Lake Area 18 years, the Delton Area 21 years, the Bellevue Area 15 years and in Hastings for a few years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Freda Butler and sister, Isabel Waldorf. Norma is survived by her husband, Dwight Ernest Hitchcock, sons, Dwight Phillip Hitchcock, Paul Gilbert Hitchcock, Peter Franklin Hitchcock, daughter, Naomi Jane Ogden, daughters-in-law, Margaret Hitchcock, Shirley Hitchcock and Karla Hitchcock, son-in-law, Robert Ogden Jr., six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 405 N. M-37 Hwy., Hastings, MI 49058, or Rural Bible Mission, 5325 W. F Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Respecting Norma's wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings, MI. To leave an online condolence, visit girrbachfuneralhome.net.