She was born December 23, 1921 in Weston, MO to Mable Hellman Hill and A.P. Hill.
She was a lifelong resident of Weston. Norma was preceded in death by her husband Ernest L. Rowland, son Edward R. Rowland, mother and father Mable Hellman Hill and A. P. Hill.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on May, 22, 2014 at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston. Funeral services will be held on 10:00 a.m., May 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston.
Norma graduated from West Platte High School in 1939.
Two years later on July 19, 1941 she married Ernest Rowland and continued living in Weston for the rest of her life. While Ernest became a successful farmer, Norma started her career with the West Platte School district in 1953 as part of the school cafeteria program. Continuing until 1991, Norma served as cook, head cook and the cafeteria manager over her 36 school sessions.
Norma is survived by her daughter: Carolyn Rowland (David) Horseman of Weston, Daughter-in-law Linda Buckler Rowland of Platte City, MO. She is also survived by her siblings Jack Hill (Gladstone, MO), Darius Hill (Gladstone, MO) Doris Hill Miller (Carrollton. MO), Alice Hill Wittmis (Denton, TX), Robert Hill (Weston, MO) and Richard Hill (Weston).
She was preceded in death by her brothers Harold Hill, Melvin Hill and Sister Patsy Hill Roberts.
Norma was blessed with her four grandchildren: Steven Horseman of Lansing, KS, Jeff Horseman of Weston, MO, Neal Rowland of Tucson, AZ and Patricia Rowland Anderson of Camden Point, MO and her nine great grandchildren Brett Horseman Leavenworth, KS and Chase Horseman, Lansing, KS, Brooke Horseman and Lucas Horseman Weston, MO, Spencer Rowland of Phoenix, AZ, Austin Rowland, Wyatt Rowland, Tucker Rowland, Tonganoxie, KS, Skylar Wood Platte City, MO.
Norma had many interests that allowed her to be an active part of the community and the First Baptist Church of Weston. Norma was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church in 1953. Over the years she participated in many church functions, including the choir and the Priscilla Sunday School Class and was the Sunday school secretary for many years. Additionally, Norma was a sought after seamstress to many of the men and women of Weston. Norma’s biggest joy was supporting her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. She attended and cheered at countless baseball, football, basketball and volleyball games, as well as choir and band concerts. She also loved the Kansas City Royals.
Arrangements By: Vaughn Funeral Home—Weston, MO—Ph. 816-386-2281.
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