Norma J. Boyts

SOUTHINGTON — Norma Jean Boyts, 83, of Southington, died Sunday evening, Nov. 20, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 26, 1933, in Boswell, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary Margaret Maust Knupp. She had been a Southington resident since 1964.

Norma graduated from JBJ High School in Pennsylvania. She was past president and an active member of the Geneva Lakeshore Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary.

Norma loved birdwatching and maintained several bird feeders in her yard. She also enjoyed flower gardening. She was a homemaker all of her married life.

She is survived by one son, Mark A. (Barbara) Boyts of Howland; her son-in-law, George Stofira of Warren; two grandsons, Scott Boyts and Christopher (Leslie) Stofira; one granddaughter, Renee Stofira; and two great-granddaughters, Jessica Goff and Alexis Stofira.

Her husband of 44 years, Paul Boyts, whom she married March 29, 1956, preceded her in death in January 2000. One daughter, Sandra Stofira; two grandsons, Brian Allen Boyts and George Paul Stofira; two sisters, Olive Dixon and Marlene Meager; and six brothers, Roy, Dwight, Paul, George, Elwood and Clyde Knupp, also have preceded her in death.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday. The Rev. Frank Zanni will officiate. Burial will be at Southington Reformed Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at

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