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     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.


Comments  

#9 Murfreesboro, TennesseeTrish Fidler Turley 2016-11-08 09:15
Teressa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Jeffries was a wonderful woman. Heaven gained an amazing angel. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God Bless You.

Trish Fidler Turley and Family
#8 Dorothy Parks 2016-11-04 20:18
I didn't know Norma until we got acquainted at Linda's Beauty Shop in Milford, and I enjoyed her company so much. She would bring the quilts she had made, and they were beautiful. She had an eye for complementary colors that made them so attractive. I've missed her since she's been unable to go to Linda's for some time. RIP Norma.
#7 Webb City, MoMichael Pippin 2016-11-04 19:39
My thoughts an prayers are with the entire Jeffrie Family during this time of loss! I pray God holds you all close an guides you through the loss...
Norma was a beautiful an caring woman whom was devoted too her family.I remember as a kid going too there house for a Halloween party an she was so nice too me an my sister an made us feel welcomed! I never forgot that too this day her generosity an kindness..
#6 Stockton MoGail & Richard Campbell 2016-11-04 18:34
So sorry for your loss of a very sweet lady!
#5 Stockton, MissouriWayne \Bear\ & Michell Burto 2016-11-04 17:35
Norma was a delightful lady. A fantastic mother, grandmother friend & neighbor. The world has lost a beautiful soul but heaven has gained an outstanding angel.
May the peace that comes from the memories of the love you shared comfort you.
With thoughts of peace and courage for you all.

With our warmest condolences,

Michell & Wayne 'Bear' Burton & Family
#4 Sheldon, MoRed & Sandy Nance 2016-11-04 16:16
So sorry for your lost. We send our love and prayers to a special family.
#3 Willard , MoRay & Lana Farmer 2016-11-04 15:03
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady that will be missed by so many. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Ray & Lana
#2 Lamar, MOCathy Salyer 2016-11-04 14:27
So sorry my friends for the loss of your precious mother. How fortunate your children and grandchildren have been to have her for their granny too
. I remember spending nights with Linda and Connie at your house and Teressa I remember when you were born and getting to hold you when Norma handed you to me and told me to be careful of your head. Such a sweet and kind lady and I know you all are going to miss her terribly but what wonderful memories she has left you with to treasure while she's gone to wait with Linda and Brenda. Love and prayers to you all!
#1 El Dorado Springs, MOBonnie Jones 2016-11-04 14:21
My sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful mother, grandmother. I pray for God's grace and comfort for you during this time of grief. Life's ending on Earth is the wonderful beginning in Heaven. I know we will see her again one glorious day. Love, Bonnie Jones

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