OBITUARY - NORMA JEAN (SOBOTKA) LUMBARD
On July 23, 1929, Norma Jean LUMBARD was born to Edward and Beulah (ROUDYBUSH) SOBOTKA.
She grew up in the Diagonal, Iowa area with her four brothers, Donald, Leonard, David and Loren Ivan "Butch" and graduated
from Diagonal high school in 1949.
On August 16, 1949 Norma Jean was united in marriage to Louis Roy LUMBARD at the Christian Church in Diagonal, and to this
union came the blessings of six children; Roseann, Mary Beth, Spencer, Brenda, Hope and Dawn.
Jeannie worked at the Diagonal school as a cook and as a dietary aid at the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs,
She enjoyed baking, crocheting, embroidery, quilting and canning.
Jeannie was a member of the Gravel Go Getters and the Friendly Neighborhood Club. She was a faithful member of the
Christian Church in Colorado Springs for eight, years before transferring membership back to Diagonal where she continued
to be an active and faithful member of The United Church of Diagonal.
Norma Jean is preceded in death by her father Edward; her birth mother Beulah; brother Leonard; son-in-law Roy J. CRUMLEY;
sister-in-law Mildred SOBOTKA; and great-granddaughter Noelle TANISER.
She is survived in death by her mother Frances SOBOTKA; husband Roy; her children, Roseann CRUMLEY, Mary Beth (Ernie)
HOWER, Spencer (Ellie) LUMBARD, Brenda (Scott) HOFFMAN, Hope (Willie) HALL and Dawn (Pete) LaCASSE; also 17 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Jean was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed
by all who knew and loved her.
Services were held at the United Church of Diagonal on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 with Reverend Pam FARREN officiating.
Musicians were Mrs. Claire NEWTON and Mrs. Rick WILEY. Casketbearers were Bruce HOWER, Greg HOWER, Rudy TANISER, Louis
LUMBARD, Isaac LUMBARD and Eleazar HOFFMAN. Honorary pallbearers were Tony CRUMLEY, Eric HALL, Donald SOBOTKA, Ivan
SOBOTKA and David SOBOTKA.
Interment was in the Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Iowa.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Diagonal was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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