Norma Jean Loop, age 93, of Wattsburg, passed away Friday, July 28, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Born in McKean Township, Erie County, on February 7, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Genevieve Patterson Kilbane.

Norma grew up in the McKean and Waterford areas and graduated from McKean High School in 1947. On May 22, 1948, she married Carl W. Loop and they briefly lived in Albuquerque, NM while he was serving in the US Army. After returning to the Erie area, they raised their family and moved to Wattsburg in 1960. Norma was active in the Wattsburg community and the Lowville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and camping, and most of all, she loved her family and grandchildren and always looked forward to Sunday afternoon family dinners. In her earlier years, she worked at the Boston Store, a dental office, and Loblaws.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband Carl on February 11, 2004; and siblings Alberta Wilkosz, Francis Kilbane, Marjorie Gilkinson, and Dorothy Taylor.

Survivors include her children: Jeanann Kraus and husband Don of Harborcreek Township, Raymond Loop and wife Kimberly of Wattsburg, Pam Duda and husband Eric of Wattsburg, and Carla Rzepka and husband John of Greene Township; ten grandchildren: Bradley Kraus (Amanda), Adrianne Morton, Ryan Kraus (Eliza), David Loop, Denise Loop, Alan Loop (Rylee), Aimee Duda, Erie Rzepka, Emily Rzepka, and Andrew Rzepka; seven great-grandchildren: Owen, Ellie, Madelyn, Finley, Kensley, Brielle, and Link; and her sister-in-law Jeanne Kilbane, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Tuesday from 3-8 pm and on Wednesday from 10 am until time of the funeral at 11 am. Burial will follow in Lowville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wattsburg Hose Company or Julia Hospice, PO Box 353, McKean, PA 16426. The family extends thanks to Bonnie Bilski, Debbie Barney, Jessi Duda, and Ashley Groucutt for their tender care, and also to UPMC Family Hospice.