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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Norma Leota Elmore

  • Norma Leota Elmore, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 5, 2013, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo., at the age of 90.
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  • Norma Leota Elmore, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 5, 2013, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo., at the age of 90.
    She was born Oct. 21, 1922 in Newton County, to James and Bertha (Litle) Lankford.
    She married Lehman Howard Elmore on Nov. 30, 1940. Their union was blessed with one son, James, who survives. She is also survived by three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
    She was a homemaker and a talented seamstress, making many beautiful quilts and crocheted items for family, friends and commercial sale. They lived for many years in Neosho before moving to Houston.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings.
    Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.
    Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today at Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery, Seneca, with James A. Lankford officiating.
    Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
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