For over 80 years, Norma Dean Tipton has been making music.tipton birthday
She has been a fixture at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Henryetta every Sunday and Wednesday playing the piano for worship services.
Her time, abilities and kindess was rewarded Sunday when church members held a special party marking her 94th birthday. Family and friends were on hand to help mark the occasion.
According to son Steve, she started taking piano lessons as a seven-year-old child living in Okmulgee. That love for music has extended to her family with Steve becoming a school band director following graduation from HHS in 1971. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Band Directors Hall of Fame in 2011.