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Norma Biggs

January 16, 1942 — June 11, 2020

Norma Lee Biggs, age 78 of Nixa, MO passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, MO. Norma Lee Severance was born on January 16, 1942. She was born in Stevens County Hospital, Morris, MN. She was the daughter of Merle and Luella (Voges) Severance. Norma was Baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, on April 5th, 1942 in the Methodist Church, Chokio, MN. She resided on a farm south of Chokio, MN. She attended Chokio Elementary School and graduated from Chokio High School in 1960. Norma later joined the Army in 1961 as a Cryptographer and received an Honorable Discharge from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in June 1963. On August 29, 1970, she was united in marriage to Claire Albert Biggs in Topeka, Kansas by Claire's brother Darrell Biggs. They had one child, Bethany. Before and after their marriage, Norma had various jobs before taking a position as Clerk-Typist with Immigration & Naturalization Services in May, 1978, Parole Clerk with U.S. Parole Commission from September, 1983 until she started with Bureau of Prisons, Kansas City as Administrative Assistant. She retired in June of 2005. Norma was an active member at Nixa Christian Church, Nixa, MO, where she had served as a Deacon. She is survived by her husband, Claire Biggs and daughter Bethany Lee (Philip) Voi, Grandchildren, Jacob, Zachary and Grace all of Nixa, MO.; siblings, Aryls (George) Pederson, Orville (Donna) Severance, Lyle (Norma) Severance, sisters-in-law, Rowe Ann Biggs, Ardith Vaughn, and Ruth Severance; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents: step-mother; brothers Earl Severance, James Severance; sister LaVonne Mathisen; and sister-in-law Viola (Stein) Severance. She was loved by all that knew her and will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Norma's memory may be made to the Nixa Christian Church, 400 Northview Road, Nixa, MO. 65714. A visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 11:30 AM Friday, July 10, 2020, with a memorial service to follow at 11:30 at Nixa Christian Church, with Pastor Alex Cobb officiating. Burial will be at 1:00 PM in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. LOVE GOD - LOVE OTHERS, AMEN. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
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