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Alma Ruth Norris March 4, 1941 – July 15, 2019

Alma Ruth Norris, age 78, of Brunswick, MO, passed away peacefully and surrounded by many who loved her on Monday July 15th, 2019 at Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  She was born on March 4th, 1941 in Newfoundland, a province of Canada, to Harry and Martha Beesack.

Alma is survived by her husband, Glyn Norris of the home, and their children Jerry and Shawn Cox of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Vicki and Meredith Manson of Brunswick, Missouri, Robin Ker of Independence, Missouri, Marty Norris of Brunswick, Missouri, and Jamie and Kristy Ker of Lee’s Summit Missouri.  She is also survived by her two sisters-in-law, Helen Doman and Wilma Chandler, and her brother-in-law, Hysel Norris.  Her grandchildren, Brandon and Rachel Cox, Nicholas Cox, Dustin and Alexis Cox, Danielle and Jeremy Miller, Nichole and Danny Hohenberg, Tyler and Debbie Barnett, Paula and Tom Burkhart, Gaylene and Tom Hesse, Bre and Chase Lucas, Chelsea and Karsten Henry, Brayden Norris, and Sophia, Miles and Maddox Ker along with 20 great-grandchildren.  Alma was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Martha Beesack, her daughter, Tammy Harmon, her brother-in-law, Bennie Norris, and her grandson, Simien Ker.

Alma and Glyn Norris were married on December 9th, 1977 in Brunswick, Missouri.  Alma worked at Prenger’s grocery store for many years before retiring in 2018 and was an active member of the Brunswick Christian Church.

Alma was truly gifted in her roles as an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother.  She had a spirit to serve others.  Alma truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures.  Nothing brought her more joy than cooking or baking something special for all of us individually.  Whether it was green rice, chocolate dessert, biscuits and gravy, taco soup, or your favorite cereal, you knew she had set aside time to think about what would bring another joy and make them feel special.  She enjoyed anything outdoors and loved traveling to Canada to see her family.  She was an animal lover and loved tending to her flowers, swinging on her porch swing, bird watching, and listening to Josh Groban.  She had such a kind, gentle, compassionate soul.  She absolutely loved time on the boat, long car rides, and riding around to look at Christmas lights.  Her zest for life was palpable.  But above all else was that these things were done in the company of her family.  Alma will be deeply missed by friends, family and all who knew her.

We love you to the moon and back.

Until we meet again.

A private family service was held on Sunday July 21st, 2019 at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick Missouri.  Mark Schuchmann officiated the service.  A private graveside service was held at McCullough Cemetery in Triplett, MO.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Brunswick Christian Church.  Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO 65236.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all expressions of kindness and concern.


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