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  • Norma E. Jones, d. May 15, 2013

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  • Norma E. Jones, 76, died May 15, 2013 at South Wind Hospice, Pratt. She was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Haviland, the daughter of Howard and Eva M. (Griffin) Ellis.
    Norma was a member and officer of YWCA for a number of years, first woman president of Haviland Booster Club (C of C) and was 'Booster of the Year' in 1983, she started the Haviland Recycling Program in 1989, committee member to replace downtown sidewalks, expand Haviland Public Library and sponsor immigrant Laotian family.
    She was a member of the Haviland United Methodist Church, financial secretary of the church for several years, and an officer of Haviland UMW.
    She was pronouncer for Haviland local and Kiowa County Spelling Bees for many years, member of the Junior SOS Club and Red Hat Society Chapter. Norma served on the Board of Directors of South Central Community Foundation for six years and was chairperson of the grants committee for two years.
    On April 8, 1979, she married Howard D. Jones in Haviland. He survives.
    Other survivors include: daughters, Janet (Mark) Thew of Loomis, Calif., and Karen (Bobby) Long of Pratt; granddaughters, Jamie Long of Pratt and Ashley (Justin) Goertz of Pratt; stepdaughters, Darci Jones and Kari Jones, both of Pratt, Shari (Bruce) Snelling of Newton; step-grandchildren, Jarod (Heather) Tibbetts of Kansas City, Kan., Jessica (Andrew) Hanvey of Pratt, Kati (Chris) Westerhaus of Pratt, and Kylie Snelling of Wichita; brothers, Charles (Lucille) Ellis of Conway Springs, and Robert (Anita) Ellis of Haviland; two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Sally Ann Ellis.
    There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Rd. Pratt. Inurnment will be at Haviland Cemetery in Haviland.
    Memorials may be made to the Pratt Area Humane Society, South Central Community Foundation or the Haviland United Methodist Church in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.
    Norma was quoted as saying, "I did leave a few jaws in the dropped position over my lifetime."
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