Norma Rae Jeffries, age 83, of Jerico Springs, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016, surrounded by loved ones at her home.
Norma was born November 9, 1932, in the Cane Hill community, third of the ten children of Aulton Brooks and Lois (Porterfield) Kenney. On September 1, 1951, she married Glenn D. Jeffries and they made their home and raised their seven children in Jerico Springs. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Norma and Glenn operated Jeffries Markets in Jerico Springs, Sheldon, Liberal, Schell City, Rockville, and Arcola. Norma had also worked in the Nevada State Hospital more than 30 years and had served as Jerico Springs Water Clerk for ten years. Norma quilted, crocheted, and sewed and loved sharing beautiful projects with family and friends. She looked forward to family gatherings and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
After nearly 43 years of marriage, Glenn preceded Norma in death May 30, 1994. She was also preceded by her parents; two daughters, Linda Faye Roe and Brenda Lee Nikodim; two brothers, Roy Porter Kenney and John Marvin Kenney; and a sister, Mae Louise Wright.
Survivors include her children, Connie (Gary) White, Lamar, Billy (Peg) Jeffries, Lamar, Tommie Jeffries, Jerico Springs, Bobby (Bobetta) Jeffries, Lamar, and Teressa (Bill) Melvin, Jerico Springs; two step-daughters, Glenda Allen, Monett, and Jan (Dick) Jacquinot, St. Paul, Kansas; two brothers; four sisters, a sister-in-law, Edna (Dale) Hornbeck, Stockton; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Anna-Edna Cemetery near Jerico Springs
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.
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