Norma Dunivan

Norma Dunivan, 90, of Jefferson died Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Regency Nursing and Rehab Center in Jefferson.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 7 at the Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson. Words of comfort were given by Rev. Sheldon Henderson, Central Christian Church, Jefferson. Interment was in Jefferson Cemetery.

Norma J. Ratcliff Dunivan, daughter of L.S. Ratcliff and Lucy Johnston Ratcliff, was born July 18, 1925 in Yale, Iowa. Norma grew up in Guthrie County and attended Country School in Guthrie County and then later graduated from Panora High School.  She then received her teaching degree from the State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. On May 28, 1948, Norma was united in marriage to Wendell Dunivan at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  They were the proud parents of two children, Kenneth Wayne and Richard Kirk.

Norma began teaching and taught in Boone and then Greene County. She also worked for a time at the Greene County Treasurers office, ASCS office, Culligan Softwater and Harrison Ford Inc.

Norma was a crafty person and enjoyed doing many different hobbies. She also really enjoyed reading. She was a member of the Central Christian Church and through the years served on several committees.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two sons, three brothers, and one sister.  She is survived by her sister, Hildra Dresback of Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Jefferson Public Library and may be left at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home,, (515) 386-2171.

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