Norma Biles
Norma Biles

Obituary of Norma L. Biles

Norma grew up during the Great Depression. Despite her difficult beginnings, she always persevered through life.

Norma met her husband Earl on a blind date set up by his brother. When Earl was in WWII she moved to Sayre, Pennsylvania to live with Earl’s parents. Norma liked living there and had a job at a local department store. After Earl returned home, they moved back to Buffalo where she took care of Earl and her three children Bonnie, Gerald and Kathleen. When Norma wasn’t working and caring for her family, she was very creative and loved to do needlework and crewelwork, and embroidery done on linen. She also liked to make pressed flowers and drew a lot; Norma was very good at it. Norma always made the holidays the best for her family. Norma was said to have created the best Easter baskets ever, great Christmas stockings and amazing Halloween costumes for her children, who several times took first place at Gardenville Grade School. She was always there for her children making time special. She also loved to babysit her grandchildren who called her “Grandma Buffy.” Norma loved ballroom dancing and always wanted to be a dancer. She also had a fun side that would occasionally pop up from nowhere. Besides her creativity, Norma was a very devout Christian. She liked to go to Bible study and was a very active member of the “willing workers” group at Covenant United Methodist Church. Norma loved spending time with her nine grandchildren and had fourteen great grandchildren. Her creative, loving personality will be missed dearly by her family, friends and loved ones.

Biles, Norma L. (nee Matot) November 28, 2018 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of the late Earl D. Biles; devoted mother of Bonnie (Ralph) Chaney, Gerald (Rita) Biles, and Kathleen (Daniel) Parker; loving sister of the late Earl Matot; dear cousin of Muriel Burden; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on  Saturday, May 18th, 2-4PM where a prayer service will follow. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. same as Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Road, West Seneca, NY, 716-627-2919. Condolences may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.