The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 18, 2013

Norma J. Long

Clinton Herald

Clinton — Norma J. Long

Nov. 15, 1920-Jan. 17, 2013

CLINTON — Norma J. Long, age 92 of the Coventry Apartments, Rock Island, formerly of Clinton, IA, died Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Cremation rites will be accorded, and no funeral will be held.

Norma was born on November 15, 1920, the daughter of Elmer and Violet (Johnson) Schenck. She worked at and retired from the Clinton Garment Factory, and also worked for the Geifman Grocery Stores.

Norma enjoyed sewing, knitting, astronomy, nature, and watching the weather roll in. She loved spending time with her family. She volunteered with the Helping Hands group at Coventry Apartments, and also quilted blankets for charitable causes.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Kathryn L. Cherry, Duluth, GA, James H. Cherry, Liberty Center, OH, Michael L. (Barbara Culbertson) Cherry, Dubuque, IA, Julie (Dr. David) Petersen, Rock Island, and Larry (Jill) Tappendorf, Davenport, IA; grandchildren, Bryan Rupp, Beau Moore, Curtis and Jason Cherry, Mike Cherry, Jr., Jeremiah and Justin Boone, and Chad and Chris Tappendorf; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild, and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Lois Behrend.

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Death date: Jan. 17, 2013