Norma L. (Headrick) Lohnes, age 85, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday August 7, 2018.
Norma Louise was born on March 5, 1933 in Flandreau, SD to Herald and Josie (Gulbranson) Headrick. She attended elementary school in Egan SD, and high school in Flandreau (Class of 1952), where she was a member of the high school cheerleading squad. There, she met and later married B.G. Lohnes, who was on the football team, amongst other sports, and activities he was involved in. They remained sweethearts while B.G. served in the Korean War, and during that time Norma went to beauty school. Once B.G returned from the service, they married, and moved from Flandreau to Kansas City, MO in 1955 where B.G. went to work for TWA.
Norma and B.G. had three children, and at that time she started a whole new career as homemaker, den mother for the scouts, and babysitter for numerous children, where she became a second Mom for many years. Her relationships with some of those children, lasted throughout her lifetime.
Norma and B.G. moved to New York City for a brief time, but returned to Kansas City, where they lived out their lives. They returned to visit Flandreau yearly, and on June 12, 2004, they renewed their vows on their 50th wedding anniversary, at the same church they married 50 years prior, Second Presbyterian.
She is survived by her three children: Dan Lohnes (Janet) of Kansas City, Geri Lohnes (Sheila), of Keller, TX and Randy Lohnes (Suzie) of Kansas City; four grandchildren: Kylie Lohnes, Brady Lohnes, Jeanie Lohnes and Lindsey Lohnes, all of Kansas City; numerous nieces and nephews; special extended family: Barb O’Brian (Kevin), her son, Russell Edgar (Liz), and their two sons, Malcolm, and Ellis Edgar and her dog “OZZY” her constant companion for the last 10 years.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband B.G. in 2006, her parents, her sister, Virginia Reed, and her brothers, Gerald, Derwin “Toady” and DuWayne and also included in their family, a cousin, Lyle Johnson.
Celebration of life ceremonies will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Terrace Park Funeral Home in Kansas City, MO. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m., with the service at 11:00 am.
Flowers are welcome. Donations to Alzheimer’s Foundation, or NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, MO.