Norma was born on Oct. 3, 1914 in Monett, the daughter of Lester E. Davis and Iva (Rucker) Davis. She attended school in Monett and graduated with the Class of 1932. She then furthered her education at the Monett Jr. College.
Norma was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett where she was a Sunday School teacher for 60 years. She always enjoyed visits from her family and friends and was an avid collector of antiques.
On July 22, 1934 in Monett, Norma Davis and George Mooney were united in marriage. They were blessed with over 62 years together before his passing in 1997. To this union, two children were born.
Those left to cherish the memories of Norma are her daughter, Jane James, and husband, Jerry, of Monett; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Mooney, of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Rebecca Singley, and husband, Larry; Shari Jones, all of Houston; Joni Sue Dohmen, and husband, Frank, of LeClaire, Iowa; Jeff James, and fiancée, Mechele Tharp and Julie Wages, and husband, Matt, all of Monett; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Preceding her in death was her son, Tom Mooney; her parents, Lester and Iva Davis; one grandson, Justin James; one great-grandson, Thomas Jones; and one brother, William C. Davis.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mooney will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel in Monett. Dr. Bill Cox and Pastor Tony Martin will officiate. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church Prayer Garden in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home.