Harley Gene Norman, 77, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
He was born Jan. 12, 1936, in Moran, the son of Charley and Lovicia (Green) Norman. He grew up in Moran and graduated from Moran High School in 1955.
On Sept. 1, 1956, Harley Gene married Faun A. Runer and they made their home in Augusta. He worked as a machinist and plumber at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita for over 30 years. He also served in the Kansas Army National Guard for 10 years. Mrs. Norman preceded him in death Feb. 12, 1995.
On May 11, 1996, he married Twyla Flynn and they made their home in Gas.
He was a member of First Assembly of God in Iola, Moran American Legion, 40 et 8 in Iola and the International Machinists Association. He loved his family, enjoyed fishing and was a big KU Jayhawk fan.
Survivors are his wife, Twyla Norman; four children, Robert “Bob” Norman and wife, Rhonda, Everett, Wash., Teresa “Tricia” Chorn, Carthage, Mo., Darren Northcutt and wife, Andrea, Iola and Monica Smart and husband, Larry, Frankfort; two sisters, Virginia Gudde, Parsons, and Darlene Price and husband, Jerry, Lawton, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, Michael Pfender, Denver, Tiffany Huffman, Tennessee, Kristen Tennison, Joplin, Mo., Dustin Norman, Kansas City, Russell Chorn, Carthage, Justin Chorn, Neosho, Mo., Shanae Smart, Manhattan, Mykaela Smart, Frankfort, Christopher, Johanna, Brenna and Kolton Northcutt, Iola, and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Lester, Ivan, Clarence, Edwin and Roy Norman and six siblings who died in infancy including his twin brother, Charley Dean.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Iola. The service will follow at 10 o’clock in the church.
Burial will be at Moran Cemetery.
Memorial choice is First Assembly of God Youth Association and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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