Norma Stevens


Norma Stevens, 85, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 1:27 p.m. December 2, 2020 at Pacifica Senior Living in Tucson, AZ.

She was born August 2, 1935 in Bloomfield, IA to Robert Frederick and Edith Blankenship Morris. She married Joseph Stevens
April 11, 1953 and he preceded her death May 26, 1995.

Norma worked at Warmburn’s, Bill’s Café, Younker’s, and Paul’s Laundromat, all in Ottumwa, as well as the Shirt Factory in Keokuk and John J. Grier Co in Burlington. She accompanied her husband in his career with the U.S. Air Force and farmed near
Bloomfield from 1973 until his death in 1995.

Surviving is her son, Mark (Linda) Stevens of Tuscon, AZ and daughter, Barbara Gilstrap of O’Fallon, IL; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; and a step-brother, Beryle Brown of Walford, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Freda Smith and Carol Ann Oetken; and step-father, Stanley Brown.

Burial has taken place in Shaul Cemetery.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 24 th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.

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