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Norma I. Carson

Norma I. Carson Norma I. Carson 77, of Manhattan KS died November 13, 2017. She was born on January 30, 1940 in rural Hebron NE. the fourth of five children of Francis and Elizabeth (Korte) Hergott. The family moved to Orleans NE in 1942 where they owned and operated a dairy farm. Norma attended eight years of school in rural District #25, a one room school house west of Orleans. After graduation from Orleans High School she attended Kearney State Teachers College at Kearney, NE. She then moved to Kansas City, MO. Where she was employed by Skelly Oil Company. Later she moved to Anaheim CA. where she was employed by Buzza-Cardoza Greeting Card Co. After returning to Kansas City, she resumed working for Skelly Oil Company and moved with the company to Tulsa OK in 1962.

It was in Tulsa that she met her husband, Bill Carson. They were married on Oct. 30, 1965 at the Holy Family Cathedral. They remained in Tulsa until 1969, before moving to Manhattan, KS. To begin a new business, Carson Home Sales. Mrs. Carson worked along with her husband in the business until the birth of their first son, Mike in 1971.

Mrs. Carson enjoyed being a homemaker and was a long-time volunteer of the Riley Co. Blood Mobil, Homecare and Hospice, Manhattan Public Schools, and her church. She along with her husband have been actively involved in the sponsorship and promotion of youth activities both in Tulsa and Manhattan.

Her hobbies include quilting, reading, genealogy research, bible studies, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, one niece, her sister Rose Phillips, and one great nephew.

She is survived by her husband Bill, three sons, Mike and wife Kirsten, Andy and wife Sara, and John and wife Lori, seven grandchildren, Justice Rexrode, Chloe Carson, Luke Carson, Reece Carson, Davis Carson, Adalyn Carson, and Sophia Carson, brother Frank Hergott, two sisters, Eleanor Applebee, and Carolyn Barnhart.

She was a very unselfish, loving, loyal, dedicated lady. She was also a great mother, grandmother and wife. She was a committed Christian and a complete lady. These are just some ways to describe Norma. A true gift to all from God.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 17 at Westview Community Church 615 Gillespie Dr., Manhattan KS with Pastor Brian Smith officiating.Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday November 16, 2017 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House or to Shepherd’s Crossing in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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