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Norma Persinger

03/29/1932 - 09/21/2020

Obituary for Norma Persinger

Norma Lou Persinger, 88, of Smithton, MO passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 29, 1932 in rural Saline County the daughter of Herndon and Ethel (Eaton) Fenwick, who preceded her in death.

On June 9, 1951, in Harrisonville, AR she was united in marriage to Harvey Lee Persinger, who preceded her in death on June 12, 1980.

Norma enjoyed horse back riding, fishing, camping, cooking, baking, watching car races, playing cards, and especially loved gardening. In her free time she loved spending time with family and reading cookbooks.

Norma is survived by one son, Karl "Kap" Persinger (Mary) of Sedalia; four daughters, Debra Rumsey (Dan) of Smithton, Brenda Arnold (Greg) of Carrollton, Terri Hartley (Kevin) of Kansas City, and Tammy Bryant of Smithton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and a very special four-legged friend, Ginger.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell Eugene Fenwick, Robert Dale Fenwick, and Junior Herndon Fenwick.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gene Page officiating.

Burial will be held at a later date in Trotter Cemetery in rural Carroll County, MO.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions are suggested to charity of your choice.



Celebration of Life

02:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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My condolences to the entire family, losses like this are so very hard. Hoping you all find peace and comfort in the lifetime of memories you were blessed with. Norma was a beautiful, kind and loving person. So very sorry I was unable to be there today but know I'm thinking of you all in this difficult time.
- Carla Ritzinger
Norma always brought fun with her love and talent with horses. I will never forget the time in Marshall when I was riding and the horse stepped on a nest of bees that swarmed me and the horse. I jumped from the horse and beat it back to Norma who literally had to smack me all over to get the bees off. She put me to bed covered in baking soda. Made me a fast runner. Then there were her delicious chocolate cakes with buttercream icing. Yum. My condolences to you Debbie my partner in crime, and Kap, Brenda, Terri, and Tammy. Nothing but fond memories of Norma and your family.
- Barb Cullington
May memories comfort Mrs. Persinger's family during this time. Kap, I appreciated knowing you from your days at Broadway Derby Service Station.
- Tom Kerr

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