Norma Pitford Fry, age 81, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Norma was born February 14, 1934, near Kahoka, Missouri, a daughter of Russell and Dorothy Dunn Pitford.
She married Dale Priebe in 1953 and they were the parents of two children, Wayne and Debbie. They later divorced and she married Kenneth Fry who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children: Wayne (Deborah) Priebe of Wyaconda, MO and Debbie (Jeff) Trindle of Liberty, MO; six grandchildren, Michelle Priebe of Keokuk, IA, Kirk (Noi) Priebe of Boca Raton, FL, Deborah Lynn (Seth) Felgar of Warsaw, IL, Eric (Jenny) Zinnert of Lee's Summit, MO, Ashlee (Juan) Mendez of Liberty, MO and Lauren (Matt) Schroeder of St. Peters, MO; five great grandchildren - Jade Priebe, Dalton and Gavin Zinnert, and Kinslee and J. D Mendez; five siblings including Betty (Pat) Martin of Nauvoo, IL, Robert (Rosie) Pitford of Keokuk, IA, Ruth Hassman of Burlington, IA, Rosie (John) Ragan of Jacksonville, FL, and Charles (Winnie) Pitford of Macon, MO; brother-in-law, Kenny Singh of the state of Washington; several step children, cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Esther Rovilla Singh; and husband, Kenneth Fry.
Norma graduated from Wyaconda High School and Kirksville College of Cosmetology. She was proud to have been 1st in her graduating class from Kirksville. She ran Norma's Beauty Mart in Kahoka for over 30 years.
Norma was a member of the Kahoka Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved to play the piano and sing. She also loved to garden, can her produce, and play with her two poodles.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Charles Pitford officiating. Burial followed in the Wyaconda Cemetery. Special music included "Amazing Grace" and "Shall We Gather At The River". Pallbearers were: Eric Zinnert, Juan Mendez, Jade Priebe, Kirk Priebe, Seth Felgar and Randy Justice.
Memorials are suggested to the Clark Co. Nursing Home Activity Fund.
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