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Norma Lillian Manley

November 16, 1939 ~ December 11, 2018 (age 79)

Norma Lillian Manley, age 79 of Fairfield, passed away, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Jefferson County Health Center.

Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:30 am, Friday, December 14, 2018, at Behner Funeral Home with Reverend Dick Allen officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery. After the burial there will be a luncheon at First Lutheran Church, 203 West Briggs, Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark.  Cards and memorials may be mailed to 1513 Lone Oak Circle, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Norma was born November 16, 1939, to Willis Irvon and Ruby Agnes (Watson) Davis in Stockport, IA.  She married Gerald Dean Manley on March 21, 1959 in Hillsboro, IA.  This year they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Norma graduated from Hillsboro HS Class of 1958.  She was a cook for the Fairfield Community School district for 24 years.  Norma took much pride of her flower gardens and would spend countless hours making sure they looked just right.  Her perfection continued inside the house where she loved to decorate.  Some of her other indoor interests were reading, collecting books and doing crossword puzzle.  Norma loved her family and grandkids.  Nothing was more important than spending time with them.  She and Gerald attended The Church of the Nazarene, Fairfield. 

She will be missed by her husband, Gerald of Fairfield; two children, Greg Manley of Mt Pleasant, IA and Shelly (Paul, “Thad”) Tray of Fairfield, IA; 3 grandchildren, Andrew Tray of Cedar Rapids, Jessi (Ben) Farthing of Dayton, OH and Morgan Manley of Danville, IA.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Ruby; and two sisters, Erma Brombaugh and Betty Thornton.

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