Norma J. Grubbs, age 88 of Three Rivers, died Friday, June 19, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a short illness. She was born in Three Rivers on March 20, 1932 the daughter of George and Esther (Horn) Bradford and was a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. Norma was a homemaker who worked as a telephone operator in her early life. She was a member of the Bethany Chapel in Three Rivers. She enjoyed yardwork, cleaning, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

Norma is survived by four grandchildren, Scott (Traci) Linares of Mission, TX, Jennifer (Michael) Ousley of Ft. Wayne, IN, Kory Milhollin of Three Rivers, and Kortny (Brian) Wisniewski of Holland; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Robert Emmerling and Jack Grubbs; her parents; daughter and son in law, Kathy and Richard Milhollin; ten brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Bethany Chapel with Pastor Tim Moore officiating. Interment of cremains will be in Riverside Cemetery. It is suggested that donations be directed to the American Cancer Society in memory of Norma’s daughter, Kathy Milhollin. Assistance was provided by the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel of Three Rivers. Memories and condolence may be shared with the family at

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