Norma Jean Briner

Norma Jean (Hill) Briner, (94), of Waverly, Iowa, died Monday night, January 23, 2017, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

Norma was born on February 17, 1922, in Bremer, Iowa, the daughter of Earl Scott Hill and Edrie Valerie (Scott) Hill. Norma was baptized on April 12, 1935 at the Methodist Church in Waverly. She attended the Waverly School System, graduating from the Waverly High School in 1941. On September 27, 1941, Norma was united in marriage to Harland J. Briner in Bethany, Missouri. Following their marriage, Harland entered the U.S. Army and the couple made their home in Waverly while Harland was in the service. Following Harland’s discharge in 1945, the couple raised their family in Waverly, Iowa. Harland died suddenly on October 8, 1972. Norma continued to make her home in Waverly and worked at The Villa and Hardmans Drug Store.

Norma was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly and also a member of the Waverly AMVETS Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed Bowling, Counted Cross Stitch and all Crafts. But what gave Norma the most joy was spending time with “her girls”.

Norma is survived by her four daughters, Rosemary (John) McKee of Waverly, Iowa, Sandra Stoddard of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Barbara (John) Joblinske of Denver, Iowa, Patsy (Gerry) Carney of Waverly, Iowa; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Kollenkark of Adel, Iowa, and Mary Ellen (Marton) Lee of Waverly; sister-in-law, Fran Hill of Waverly; and many nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Edrie; her husband, Harland; her son, David Lee Briner on November 9, 1979; four sisters, Waneta Lillibridge, Helen Thompson, Shirley McKinty, Myrtle Moeller and Pauline Mary Hill; and one brother, Leonard Hill.

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