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Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Fri, Jan 3rd, 2003
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Norma J. Hovey, 78, of rural Mabel, died Dec. 27, 2002 in the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home, Mabel, where she had lived since April.
Norma Josephine Stinson was born on Aug. 2, 1924, in Orleans Township, Winneshiek County to Alfred and Josephine (Johnson) Stinson. She graduated from Cresco High School in 1942. She married Harlan Hovey in Orleans Lutheran Church on June 10, 1945. The couple farmed for 16 years in Orleans Township before moving to rural Burr Oak. She worked part time at the Burr Oak Post Office for several years, eventually serving as assistant postmaster. She had served as a Sunday School teacher and 4-H leader. She was a member of Burr Oak Lutheran Church, its WELCA group and its Ruth Circle. She enjoyed old-time dances and card clubs. Survivors include her husband, Harlan; six daughters, Louise (Donald) Kleiboer and Myrna (Larry) Wilson, both of Mabel, Marlene (Arlan) Thompson of Iowa City, Iowa, Susan Hovey of Falls Church, Va., Juanita (Jeffrey) DeLong of Marion, Iowa, and Jolene (James) Lawrence of Waukesha, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stillborn child, two brothers and a sister. The funeral for Norma J. Hovey was Dec. 31, 2002 at Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak with the Rev. Allen Hermeier officiating. Burial was in the Orleans Cemetery in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.