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-Norma Lee Clevenger Morrison-

Norma Lee Clevenger Morrison, 80, of Joy, Illinois died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Genesis Senior Living-Aledo, Illinois. 

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at United Methodist Church, Joy, Illinois with a luncheon that followed.  Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction (Louisa County), Iowa.  Visitation was Monday, April 22, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Joy United Methodist Church.  Memorials may be left to MDA/ALS in memory of her daughter or to the Joy United Methodist Church.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.

Norma was born January 25, 1933 in Pottersburg, Missouri, a daughter of Leslie C. and Oma Lee Searcy Clevenger.  On April 8, 1950, she married Ronald Neal Morrison in Muscatine, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on July 4, 1994.  They started farming with his parents, Dale “Dick” and Irene Carey Morrison in the Oakville bottom in Iowa.  In 1957, they moved to Illinois and continued farming there and in Iowa. 

Norma led by example.  She gave of herself to her family, church and community.  She was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Church of Joy, in the United Methodist Women and the Golden Links.  She campaigned for the American Cancer Society, a 50-year member of the O.E.S. and was awarded the Ageless Achievers Award for her church and community involvement.  She sewed clothing for her children when young and made quilts for her twelve grandchildren.  She loved her Iowa Hawkeyes and was a big fan of any sport her family was in.  Norma was an Avon Lady for 30 years.  A lovely lady, who opened her home for luncheons and family and friends.  She belonged to two card clubs.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children (spouses), Rhonda (Mitch) Riley, Aledo, IL; L. Renea (Ed) Anderson, Seaton, IL; Randy (Chris) Morrison, Joy, IL; and Ronnie (Connie) Morrison, New Boston, IL; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Verlee Clevenger, Bluffs, IL and Janet (Joe) Curry, Columbus Junction, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Robin Dale Laughlin in 2005, great-grandson, Cole Dieckman in 2012 and brother, Glen Clevenger in 2012.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

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