Norma Webber (1929-2019)

Norma Ruth Webber, age 89, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice, at North Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

Norma was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Tabor, to Merrill and Dorothy (Rider) Shamblen.

She married Marvin C. Vore on Oct. 1, 1949. To this union they were blessed with three sons, Marvin, David, and Michael. Marvin C. Vore passed away on Jan. 18, 1972. On July 6, 1974, Norma united in marriage to Wayne Smith. Wayne Smith passed away on Oct. 7, 1991. On July 26, 1995, Norma married Ralph C. Webber. He passed away on May 29, 2013.

Norma is survived by her three sons and their wives, Marvin (Joan) Vore of Hudson, David (LuAnn) Vore of Albia, and Michael (Shirley) Vore of Oskaloosa; a brother, Roy (Carol) Shamblen of San Antonio, Texas; and her 11 grandchildren, Owen (Desiree Rouse) Vore, Jason Vore, Jeffrey (Jamie) Vore, Josh (Lindsey) Vore, Micah (Michelle) Vore, Abram (Keele) Vore, Jim (Michelle) Campbell, Rob (Stephanie) Campbell, Mendy (Lance) Edgar, Natalie (Travis) Sipes and Anthony (Kayla) Alberts. She was also blessed with 30 great- grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Merrill and Dorothy Shamblen; two sisters and her brother; her husbands, Marvin, Wayne, and Ralph; and a granddaughter, Sarah Ruth Vore.

Norma loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She cherished her family and many friends.

Per Norma’s wishes, her body has been cremated. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs.

Memorials have been established to the Albia Public Library or to Care Initiatives Hospice of Albia.

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