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Norma Harper

March 4, 1934 — September 19, 2019

Norma Harper

Norma Yvonne Harper was born on March 4, 1934, at Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Clarence and Mabel (McCollam) Randolph. As a young girl she moved with her family to Benkelman, Nebraska, where she grew up and attended school.

Norma married George “Demby” Harper in October of 1961, at Casper Wyoming, where the couple made their home for several years. The couple resided in several different locations while Demby worked on the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. They later moved to Kansas where they were engaged in farming before settling in the Benkelman and Max, Nebraska, areas. Norma enjoyed many crafts as well as traveling.

Norma passed away early Thursday morning, September 19, 2019, at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Nursing Home, Benkelman. She was 85 years of age.

Survivors Include:
Daughters: Melody Okeson and husband, Neil, of Montrose, CO
Kathy Sue Noel, of Logan, KS
Step-Children: George (Deb) Harper, Cindy (Randy) Millburn, and Scott (Linda) Harper.
6 Grandchildren
4 Great-Grandchildren
Sister: Arlyce Reed and husband Roger, of Barling, AR
Brother: Roger Randolf and wife, Debbie, of Bull Frog, UT

Graveside Services will be held Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, 11:00 A.M. (MOUNTIAN TIME) at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman, NE with Rev. Rod Heilbrun officiating.

Private family visitation only.

A memorial has been suggested to the National Audubon Society.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Benkelman Cemetery

, Benkelman, NE 69021

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