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Norma L. Smith - 89

7/7/1925 - 6/26/2015

Manchester, IA

Norma L. Smith, age 89, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 3:00 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jeff Little, Brian Uhlenkamp, Curtis Creps, Allen Hansen, Mike Wallace and Ryan Edens.

Norma was born in Clinton on July 8, 1925, the daughter of Lyle and Ruth (Riggs) Hansen. She married Lorrin E. Smith on July 9, 1941 in Clinton. Lorrin passed away on April 26, 2007. Norma was an Avon Lady for many years. She had also been employed with Petersen –Harned Von Maur. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in the choir and Bible study, and was a past President of the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose and Eagles’ Club. Norma loved spending time with her family and she truly loved her dogs, who meant everything to her. She enjoyed cooking, baking birthday cakes for her family, square dancing, roller skating, camping, riding her bike, bird watching and swimming and was a member of the Polywogs Swim Club in her early years.

Norma is survived by two children; Leo (Sheila) Smith of Manchester and Julie Cook (Dave Dean) of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Larry and Lyle and three brothers, Ralph, Russell and Warren Hansen.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 3:00 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Service:

Funeral services will begin at 3:00 P.M.

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