Transition: Virginia Ann Norris (Dec. 19, 1948-July 9, 2018)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Virginia Ann (Rothgery) Norris of Eureka Springs, was born December 19, 1948 in Elyria, OH, daughter of Paul and Marguerite (Beckloff) Rothgery. The family moved to Jonesboro when she was five, where she grew up and lived till leaving for college. She departed this life Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice, Jonesboro, at the age of 69, after fighting cancer for well over four years.

Ginny was a silver jewelry designer, with her work found in local Eureka Springs galleries. She moved back to NW Arkansas in 2006, after 34 years away from the state, as a military spouse, mother, and later the Senior Seasonal Buyer for A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, a large East Coast chain. Her work involved lengthy travel to Hong Kong and Taiwan. After returning to Arkansas, along with her husband of almost 49 years, they also sold her jewelry at the large art & craft fairs in the Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri region.

She is survived by, her husband, Robert “Steve”, they married in August 1969. She is survived by two sons, Robert, Jr and his wife Katie, of Baltimore, MD, and John and his wife Katie, of Sherman Oaks, CA. Ginny is also survived by her mother, Marguerite, 89, of Jonesboro; two brothers, Larry and Rick, and two sisters, Polly and Teri, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father.

She will be buried Thursday, July 12th, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Jonesboro, following services at the Catholic Newman Center, near Ark State University. Arrangements are under the direction of Gregg- Langford Bookout Funeral Home. Donations to the American Cancer Society are welcome.