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Norma L. Sickels

Norma Lee Bailey daughter of George Archibald “Archie” Bailey and Blanche Marie (Moore) Bailey was born on October 19, 1929. Norma lived with her parents and siblings on a farm just north of Redding, Iowa. She attended the Redding, Iowa school as a girl. Norma married John Keith Sickels in Troy, Kansas December 21, 1946 and divorced later in life. This family was blessed with five daughters and a son: Cynthia, Diane, Lana, Lora, Lesa, and Jeff Sickels. As a mother of five daughters she became a very talented seamstress making many dresses for proms, Rainbow Girls, and weddings. That was not her only talent however; baking bread, doughnuts, and making chicken and noodles were enjoyed by all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at family gatherings.

Norma was involved in the Ringgold County Extension Service and received an award for Homemaker of the year as well as Farm Family of the year in 1972. She also was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Norma was employed by Continental Telephone Company for twenty-five years and also became a broker for Iowa Realty.

Norma passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; brother Jack Bailey; brother-in-law Gordon Parker; son-in-law Charlie Case; great grandchildren Alyssa Kuonen and Jacob Klinger.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister Bessie Jean Parker; children, Cynthia (Richard) Hill, Diane Case, Lana (Carey) Crowson, Lora (Rick) Stull, Lesa (Tim) Saville, and Jeff (Amy) Sickels; 20 grandchildren: Hilare (Scott) Klinger, Nathan (Mimi) Hill, Alex (Heather) Hill, Suzi (Bill) Schaefer, Karen (Allen) Shannon, Nancy Elmer, Randi (Dan) Lancelotti, Michael (Andrea) Crowson, Matthew (Tracy) Crowson, Jonathan Crowson, Steven (Tyra) Stull, Annie (Erin) Main, BayLee ( Lisa) Stull, Joe Saville, Garrett (Traci) Reynolds, Ashley (Chris) Kuonen, Hannah Saville, Ben Saville, Maci (Andy) Binder, and Zane Sickels; 40 great grandchildren, and 2 more to arrive in April: 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as the Parker nieces and nephews.

Services: 11:00 am - Thursday, March 1, 2018
First Christian Church - Mount Ayr
Officiant: Pastor Darin Dolecheck
Open Viewing: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wed. February 28, 2018
Family Receiving Friends: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wed. February 28, 2018
Armstrong Funeral Home – Mount Ayr
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr
Memorials: HCI Care Services of Mount Ayr

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So sorry to hear of Norma's passing. Thankfully, your family will comfort each other.

Joyce and Mark Waters Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the "Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort..." be with you during this time of great sadness. "Love is as strong as death..." (Song of Solomon 8:6) (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) (Psalms 37:10-11) (Psalm 83:18)

Anne Hill Feb 27 2018 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Norma's death. She raised a nice family. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection.

Jim & Donna Adams Feb 27 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I remember Norma well--from all the time I spent with Lora. Know that my prayers and love are with you all. Wish I could make it down, but not able to. Hugs, Love, Dianne

Dianne Johnson Miller Feb 26 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Norma. In God's word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

Sacramenta Landrum Feb 26 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Know there is a big clan ,that Norma will live on through each of you.

Penny Hymbaugh Feb 26 2018 12:00 AM