Norma “Jean” DeGraff, 71, of High Springs, passed away on January 26, 2020 in Largo, FL.
A funeral service will be held at High Springs Church of God on Feb 8, 2020 at 4:00 with Reverend Terry Hull of High Springs Church of God officiating. A gathering at the home of Suzanne O’Steen will follow immediately after the service.
Norma Jean DeGraff was born in Tazewell, VA to William and Mable Hess on April 1, 1948. Jean is preceded in death by her Husband, Calvin Martin DeGraff, Jr. and brother-in-law, Wendell O’Steen.
Norma Jean disliked being called Norma. She only responded to Jean or Jean-Jean as her nieces and nephews called her. She led a very simple life and appreciated the small pleasures she found–smoking with her friends, sitting outdoors and drinking Coca-Cola. In the last year of her life she found a wonderful place where she felt accepted and loved at Heron House in Largo, FL. She had many wonderful friends who enjoyed nothing more than to make her laugh and her beautiful blue eyes twinkle. Her laugh was so infectious you couldn’t help but laugh along with her and sometimes at her.
Norma Jean is survived by her parents, William and Mable Hess, daughter Tracy DeGraff, son Dennis DeGraff, daughter-in-law Marcia DeGraff, two granddaughters Ashley and Nikki DeGraff, 4 sisters Lori Collins, DiAnna McQuaig, Betty Bussey, Suzanne O’Steen and brothers-in-law Gary Bussey, Jim McQuaig, and Ray Collins.