She was born April 3, 1930 in Allison, KS to Arthur and Ruby (Black) Duncan. Norma attended school in Oberlin, graduating in 1948. After graduation, she worked at Duckwalls and then was a secretary at Oberlin Ice & Storage for Bud Kelly until she got married. Norma married Harold Brown on September 26, 1952 in Oberlin, KS.
Norma and Harold lived in the Danbury/Marion area from ’52-’57, then moved to the farm north east of Oberlin until around ’78, when they moved into town. She worked at floral shops for several years. Norma was a life-long member of the Assembly of God Church in Oberlin. She was always ready to lend a helping hand when needed. Norma enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, cross-stitching and crocheting. Most of all, she loved her family and her church.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruby; husband, Harold, who passed in 1993 and sisters: Ura and Shirley Ann, who only lived nine months. She is survived by sons: Kevin Brown and wife Jackie of Oberlin, KS and Kent Brown and wife Deb of Oberlin, KS; grandchildren: Jeremy Brown, Justin Brown and wife Talia, Leslie Storer and husband Rex, Natalie Barlett and husband Chris and Chris Brown and wife Stacy; great grandchildren: Eric, Jace, Tyler, Isabel, Skylar, Addyson, Grady, Hannah, Morgan, Kacie, Tristan, Jayce, Zoey and #14 coming in May and great-great grandchild, Ayden.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, KS 785-475-3127. Burial will follow at Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name. Condolences may be left at www.paulsfh.com