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Norma Morrison

January 30, 1930 — December 29, 2023

Norma LaVonne Morrison was born on January 30, 1930, near Crescent, Iowa to Bert and Nora (Wright) Knapp. She was one of four children: Grace, Norma, Vera and Bert, Jr. Norma graduated from Missouri Valley High School and went on to receive her teaching degree. She taught at Hazel Dell No. 3 and was a substitute teacher. She finished her working career at Dilts Trucking in the office. Norma married Eddie Morrison on November 23, 1949, and to this union three children were born: Linda, Rick and Amy. They were married for sixty-seven years until Ed passed away on November 28, 2016.

Norma was a homemaker, devoting her time to raising three children, and was an excellent cook and baker. She and Ed raised a huge garden, and did a great deal of canning for her family. She grew many flowers to beautify their yard, especially roses. Norma had a nourishing spirit, taking care of her blind mother. She was very involved in the Crescent community serving as City Clerk and was a member of the Royal Neighbors and various other groups. She was also a member of the Community of Christ Church where she was a Skylarks Leader. Above all else, Norma cherished her time with her family and looked forward to their many visits and family get-togethers. Her candy dish never ran empty, and her hugs never ran out.

Norma passed away on December 29, 2023, surrounded by her family at her home in Crescent, Iowa at the age of 93 years, 10 months and 29 days.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed; and siblings, Grace McCoy, Vera Morrison and Bert Knapp, Jr.

Treasuring her memory are her three children, Linda and Daryl Snipes of Council Bluffs, Rick and Marcia Morrison of Crescent and Amy and Steve Stuart of Honey Creek; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Melinda) Snipes, Carrie (Scott) Peter, Molly (Charlie) Green, Megan (Mike) Hiemstra, Mandy (Jonny) Barker, Emily Stuart, Robb Morrison and Nathan (Katlynn) Stuart; 20 great-grandchildren, Breanna (Tim), Justin (Jessica), Jacob, Brandie (Lindsay), Josh, Morgan, Trevor, Taylor, Alea, Quintin, Kaitlyn (Garret), Kasey, Kooper, Masyn, Kaymn, Levi, Andrew, Landon, Salem, and Nova; 4 great-great grandchildren, Amelia, Aiden, Anna and Maria; brother-in-law, Milton Morrison of Mapleton; sister-in-law, Jeanie Knapp of Council Bluffs; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Interment is in the Crescent, Iowa Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.

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