Ella May Norman, 91, Moran, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at her home.
She was born Dec. 1, 1926, to John Orval and Ellen Gertrude (Graham) Whitson on the family farm near Farlinville, a small town north of Mound City. She attended a country grade school where she completed the eighth grade. Her family then moved to Mound City, where she attended high school, graduating in 1944.
After graduation, she moved to Fort Scott and worked for the Key overall factory. While there she met Marvin Norman. They married June 29, 1946. They lived on a farm near Bronson for two years before buying a farm near Moran, where they raised their family of eight children. They moved into Moran in 1968, where she lived the rest of her life. Marvin preceded her in death in 2001.
She babysat her grandchildren and others. She loved to spend time with family and friends, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, flowers, and her dog, Baby Girl.
Ella May is survived by her eight children, Susie Jackman, Iola, Tommie Norman and wife Peg, Moran, Melvin “Butch” Norman and wife Melva Jo, Bronson, Lutretia “Pat” Dudley and husband Richard, Moran, Connie Jackman and husband Henry, Moran, Beverly Covey, Elsmore, Alice Adams, Moran, and Carol Ericson and husband David, Richmond; 23 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Orie Ellen Whitson, Mound City; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and Connie Houk, who was considered another daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, her parents, brother, Wesley Whitson, grandchildren, Greg Jackman, Betty Darling and Christopher Norman, great-grandchildren, Colton Jones and Dustin and Denton Booth, daughter-in-law, Linda Norman, and sons-in-law, Billy Johnson and Gary Covey.
The service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Midpoint Baptist Church in Moran. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Moran. Burial will take place in Moran Cemetery following the service. Contributions in her memory are suggested to the Moran American Legion Auxiliary. Notes for the family can be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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