On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 1:45am, Norma Ruth (Kidd) Vance, age 96, passed away in her sleep at Court House Manor, Washington Court House, Ohio. She was born July 24, 1922 to James and Roxie (Raines) Kidd in Tuttle, Oklahoma and was a life-long member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was loved for her lively sense of humor and her homemade biscuits and breads, which were a favorite treat to her family. Norma loved rose gardening, painting, giraffes, cats, ducks, playing card games, having pizza parties, and traveling in the southwest United States. She had formerly worked on farms, greenhouses, and as a waitress, but her main vocation was, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, to help people learn about the Bible in the
full time door-to-door ministry throughout the deep South and Ohio. She inspired many others to greater faith in the Bible and our Creator with her ministry. Norma doted on both her sons, playing baseball with them when they were young. She loved her large family and many friends, writing countless letters to all through the years.
She is survived by her son, Jimmie (Genevieve) Bryant of Bourneville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jerry (Rebecca) Bryant of Sacramento, California, Lea Centracchio of Washington Court House, Ohio, Vanessa Lyn of Ohio, Neal (Rael) Bryant of Berea, Ohio, and Suzanne (Paul) Vana of Cleveland, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Jacob (Ashley) Bryant of Sacramento, California, Raechel (Jeremy) Langley of Sacramento, California, Maeve and Camden Vana of Cleveland, Ohio; four great-great grandchildren; two half sisters, Patrici
A memorial service is tentatively scheduled be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington Court House, Ohio. Rick Justice, an elder with the WCH congregation, will be giving the memorial talk.a (Kidd) Halter and Jean (Kidd) Powell; four half-brothers, James Kidd Jr, Larry (Madeline) Kidd, Bill (Haiti) Kidd, Kenneth (Patricia) Kidd; and many nieces/nephews and –great nieces/nephews. She was preceded in death by four husbands, Ray L. Bryant, James Armstrong, Cecil Lambright, and Henry Vance; full brothers, William Coy and Miles Hugh Kidd; half-sisters, Roberta (McLellan) Kidd and Sylvia (Kidd) Wittenberg; half-brothers Harry McLellan, Bobby and Timothy Kidd; and her son, Charles Wayne Bryant.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.