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Norma J. Blackburn

April 16, 1928 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 89)

Norma J. Blackburn, 89, of Kansas City, MO, peacefully passed on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at home surrounded by family. She was born on April 16, 1928 to Perry Ernest and Altha Mae Plemmons of Iberia, MO. In the early years , she worked at a shoe factory in Richland, MO, where she met her husband, Carl Blackburn. Years later she worked at the Ramada Inn in Kansas City, MO, until she retired.

She married Carl Evans Blackburn on March 25, 1949 in Lebanon, MO. Together they raised five children; Cheryl Beaver, Jackie (Reveille) Blackburn, Jimmy (Kathy) Blackburn, Johnny (Stacie) Blackburn, and Rhonda (Loyd) King, all of Kansas City, MO.

Norma enjoyed her family and enjoyed cooking, shopping, playing cards, and spoiling her grandkids. She is a cherished grandmother to Chris, Heather, Lesley, Ashley, Amie, Katie, Barry, Jennifer, Tiffany, and the late Kelly Dawn Blackburn and Loyd Evans King.

She was a Great-Grandmother to Christopher, Abby, Chloe, Avery, Kiley, Brooke, Brittanie, Morgan, Madison, Audrie, Mackenzie, Kinlie, Lauren, Kameron, Kayleen, Wesley, Brittany, Ethan, Carter, Peyton, and Brayden.

Norma is also survived by a sister Janice Beard, of Iberia, MO., and many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Chris Beaver and Carrie McElroy for their caring support and love for taking care of grandma.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 6 – 8 PM at Terrace Park Funeral Home; 801 NW 108th St. (169 Hwy & Shoal Creek) Kansas City, MO. The funeral service will be at 11 AM, Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Gashland Baptist Church, 601 NE Barry Rd., KCMO with a visitation 1 hour prior.  Burial to follow in Terrace Park Cemetery. Share online condolences at

 Service Information

January 4, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Terrace Park Funeral Home
801 Northwest 108th Street
Kansas City, MO 64155

Funeral Service
January 5, 2018

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Gashland Baptist Church
601 NE Barry Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64155

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