Norma Jean (Wherry) Scott
Norma Scott, the youngest daughter of John and Agnes (Schroeder) Wherry, was born April 28, 1935 in the family farmhouse at Adaza, Iowa and departed this life July 5, 2012 at the Plantation Manor in Thomasville, Georgia. She lived her life to the age of 77 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Norma graduated from the Jefferson High School and later attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. During her school years, Norma worked at Potter’s Drug Store at the soda fountain and also at the Greene County Clerk’s office. As an adult, she worked many years at the Slininger Funeral Home. Norma was married and later divorced. Later in life, Norma settled in North Little Rock, Arkansas, working as an Arkansas state employee in the Department of Revenue and at Dillard’s Department Store and raising her two sons, Shane and Jon.
Norma was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Churdan and Jefferson. She enjoyed small social gatherings with relatives and friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.
Norma is survived by her sons; Shane and his wife, Karen, of Aurora, Colorado, and Jon and his wife, Gina, of Tallahassee, Florida, and six grandchildren; Carl, Cassie, Christopher, Haydn, Grace and Jack and two great-granddaughters, Laney and Mattie. She is also survived by her two sisters; Virginia Akers of Bel Aire, Maryland, and Donna and her husband, Richard Overton of Pasadena, California, and three nieces; Kimberly, Julie and Kristie, three great-nieces; Maggie, Betsy and Ainsley and a great-nephew, William. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of Norma’s life was held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Brown Funeral Home in Churdan where family members and friends shared memories and stories of Norma’s life. A private burial by her family was held later at the Highland Cemetery in Churdan.