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1930 Norma 2020

Norma Davis Child

August 27, 1930 — February 22, 2020

Norma Lee (Reeves) (Davis) Child Norma was born in a sod house northwest of Gordon to Eldred Sr. and Ehrma Reeves. Norma passed away February 22, 2020 at Gordon Memorial Hospital. She attended grade school at White Lodge School District #86. She graduated from Gordon High School in 1947.

She married Norman Davis on January 19, 1948, in Rushville, NE. They lived in the Rushville area until 1951, they then moved to a farm northwest of Batesland, SD and then later into Batesland. Four children were born to this union, Merna Lee (Bernie) Ganshert, Owen Clifford (Marlene) Davis, Gary Melvin Davis and Glenda Kay Davis Capler. In 1963 the family moved to Gordon, NE, to send the kids to school.

From July 1963 to July 1964 she worked for Central Finance as clerk cashier and from July 1964 to October 1964 she worked at Chevrolet Garage. In October 1964 she went to work at the Gordon State Bank, where she advanced from bookkeeper to cashier and loan officer. After Norma retired in 1989, she worked on a part-time basis from 1989-1992.

Norma and Norman were divorced in September 1970 and on May 29, 1982 she married Kenneth Child.

Preceding her in death were her parents, son Gary Davis, half-brothers Willie and Francis Reeves, Grant Rash and sister-in-law Dorotha Rash, brother-in-law Kenneth Allison, half sisters Edith Reeves, Olive (Reeves) Burke, Violet (Reeves) Curtis, husband Kenneth Child, step grandchildren Jenny and Andy Child and great granddaughter McKenna Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Merna, Owen and Glenda, grandchildren Chris, Scot and Eric Ganshert, Rhonda Johnson, Jeff and Greg Davis, Julie Linders, Shawn Capler and Jaime Lebanoff, step children Sharon Fochtman, Bob Child, Sandra and Tim Child and their families, her sister Anna Allison and brother Eldred Reeves. Oh yes, Norma never dyed her hair.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday February 27, 2020, 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Gordon with burial in the Gordon Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Gordon United Methodist Church, the Gordon Senior Citizen Center or Parkview Lodge Assisted Living and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home

101 N Main St, Gordon, NE 69343

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

United Methodist Church-Gordon

211 W 2nd St, Gordon, NE 69343

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