Norma Jean Bloom Siar

Obituary Notice

Norma Jean Bloom Siar, 79, of Little Rock, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at St. Vincent Infirmary. She was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania on August 14, 1925 to the late Aaron and Lena Briggs Bloom. She was a teacher and homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She received her B.A. from the Clarion State Teacher's College in Clarion, Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James David Siar, and a daughter, Shelby Balser.

Survivors include her son, David Siar and wife Sheryl of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Laura Holyfield of Little Rock; sister, Ruth Beam and husband Cameron of Dallas, Texas; brother, Robert Bloom and wife Audrey of Florida; grandchildren, Emily Siar and Joshua Siar, both of Greensboro, NC.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania. Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home,

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd. Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305,

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  • Laura Holyfield
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Laura: I was saddened to read your mom's obituary in The Herald. Losing a parent is not easy - both my Mom and Dad have passed away - but watching them age and struggle can be just as hard. My Mom suffered from Parkinson's, and the dementia associated with it, so I have an understanding of what you have been thru. As I said, it's not easy but we both know they are all in a better place.

    I just wanted you to know I was thinking of your family and offer my deepest condolences. When things settle down, and if you choose to, I'd love to hear from you.

    Mark M. Mowry
    Hermitage, Pennsylvania