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Norma A. Smith

Posted: 11 June, 2012

Norma A. Smith, 75, died Sunday June 10, 2012 at her residence.  Services will be Wednesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Allen with burial at Eastview Cemetery of Allen. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Allen, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thompson Chapel Funeral Home, Wakefield, Nebraska in charge of services.
Norma (Linafelter) Smith passed away June 10, 2012 after fighting lung cancer.
Norma Arlene was born on September 29, 1936 on a farm near Waterbury, Ne. to parents Melvin and Adith (Flaugh) Linafelter. She was a graduate of Waterbury High.  After going to Wayne State College and summer graduation, she taught school near Willis, NE.  The following year, August 7, 1955, she married Forrest Smith and they resided on a small farm near Allen.  Norma taught school for 2 -1/2 years.
Norma was also active in her church where she taught Sunday school, Confirmation, Sunday school superintendent, served on Church council, and was secretary of the W.E.L.C.A.  Norma was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary where she served as President for 1 year and then became the Chaplain for many years. She was also Princess House Consultant for 3 years, as well as Avon.  Norma began working outside the home in 1985 and was employed with Kentucky Fried Chicken for 7-1/2 years. In that time she had become an assistant manager, which she really enjoyed. After leaving K.F.C. she was employed at Southern Hills Mall in what was then known as Michaels & Burke.  The shoe department became her permanent place until 1994 when she became an employee of Gateway Computer Company located at North Sioux City, South Dakota where she worked for ten years before retiring. Norma enjoyed everything she did; whether it was milking cows or farrowing sows in spring and fall, or going to the jobs where she was employed—she loved it all.  She also enjoyed writing Poems.
Norma leaves behind, her loving husband Forrest of 56 years, two children; Cathy (Rick) Macke of Norfolk, Ne., Ricki (Joy) Smith of Allen, Ne. , three grandchildren;
Jennifer (Craig) Topil of Rising City, Ne., Aaron (Caitlin) Smith of Sioux Falls, S.D., Whitney Smith. Also one sister, Pharyce (Art) Eslick of Jackson, Ne. and one brother Leonard Linafelter of Omaha, Ne. along with many nieces, cousins, and other relatives.

Thompson Chapel in Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.  402 287 2633

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