Celebrating the life of Norma Loleta Shirley
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Norma Shirley, 93, of Altus and formerly of Purcell, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Plantation Village Nursing Home in Altus.
Norma was born April 11, 1916, in Tipton, Oklahoma, to Joseph C. and Minnie Ola (Leonard) Blan. She grew up in the Ozark and Humphreys communities, where she attended school. Norma married Daniel A. Shirley August 20, 1933, in Jackson County, Oklahoma.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Purcell. Norma was a mother and homemaker and loved giving of herself to others. Her hobbies included WMU, Home Extension Clubs, painting, sewing, crafts, and working word puzzles.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Daniel A. Shirley, two daughters, Gayle Joann Hill and Patsy Ruth Hill, her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Shirley, and two son-in-laws Joe Wyatt Hill, Wendell Lee Hill, and one brother, Leonard Franklin Kline.
Norma is survived by one son, Dan Shirley and wife Miquelyn of Purcell, Oklahoma; one daughter, Joyce Chisum and husband Dwain of Altus; seven grandchildren, Sue and John Crow, Joe and Marla Hill, David and Denise Hill, Diane and Mike Dishman, Donna and Ben Klepek, Natalie and Rod Millard, and Beverly Caskey; eleven great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, and her special friends, Rocky, Cindy, and Sarah Bates. Many nieces, nephews, and other friends and family also survive her.
The family will greet friends Tuesday, March 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at Lowell-Tims Chapel in Altus with Pastor Jason Duree officiating. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com
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