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Norma Rae Jeffries, 83, Jerico Springs, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, surrounded by loved ones at her home. Norma was born Nov. 9, 1932, in the Cane Hill community, third of the 10 children of Aulton Brooks and Lois (Porterfield) Kenney.

On Sept. 1, 1951, she married Glenn D. Jeffries and they made their home and raised their seven children in Jerico Springs.

In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Norma and Glenn operated Jeffries Markets in Jerico Springs, Sheldon, Liberal, Schell City, Rockville and Arcola. Norma had also worked in the Nevada State Hospital more than 30 years and had served as Jerico Springs Water Clerk for 10 years. Norma quilted, crocheted and sewed and loved sharing beautiful projects with family and friends.

She looked forward to family gatherings and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After nearly 43 years of marriage, Glenn preceded Norma in death May 30, 1994. She was preceded by her parents; two daughters, Linda Faye Roe and Brenda Lee Nikodim; two brothers, Roy Porter Kenney and John Marvin Kenney; and a sister, Mae Louise Wright.

Survivors include her children – Connie (Gary) White – Lamar, Billy (Peg) Jeffries – Lamar, Tommie Jeffries – Jerico Springs, Bobby (Bobetta) Jeffries – Lamar and Teressa (Bill) Melvin – Jerico Springs; two step-daughters, Glenda Allen – Monett and Jan (Dick) Jacquinot – St. Paul, KS; two brothers; four sisters, a sister-in-law, Edna (Dale) Hornbeck, Stockton; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

Services were held Sunday, Nov. 6, in Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar. Burial was in Anna-Edna Cemetery near Jerico Springs Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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