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Obituary for Norma Hadrava

Norma  Hadrava
Norma Hadrava, 88, of Ottumwa, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away May 10 peacefully with her loved ones around her. Norma Jeanne (Zimmerman) Hadrava was born February 1,1930 in Overton, Nebraska; the daughter of Eugene and Olive (Martin) Zimmerman. She graduated from McKinley High in Cedar Rapids, June 1947. She was an administrative assistant for the city of Cedar Rapids for over 30 years; secretary of the Iowa Dental Hygienists; president of the Iowa Secretaries Association; and she volunteered at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church, formerly Dairydale Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids for 78 years. She attended Bible Baptist Church in Ottumwa for the last years of her life. Norma served the lord her whole life. Anyone that knew Norma, knew that she loved the Chicago Cubs.  She attended many games with friends and family and watched the entire World Series in 2017 and was their biggest fan. Norma was a master crossword puzzler even up till the last week of her life. In Normas early years she was an avid golfer, adding to her accomplishments, a Hole-in-one in Binghamton, New York. Anyone who ever visited Norma knew she loved to play the dice game “10,000” and would play anytime of the day. Norma had one dog as a child that she always loved, “Toby.”She will be deeply missed by her daughters Linda (Gary) Myers of Cedar Rapids, Karen (Paul) Brandt of Kalona, Pam (Greg) Schell-Cloyd of Ottumwa, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many special friends, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings, a son in law, and many dear friends. Visitation services will be held in Ottumwa at Bible Baptist Church, Tuesday May 15th at 10:30am to 11:30am, with memorial service and lunch to follow. Visitation services will also be held in Cedar Rapids at Valley View Baptist Church, Wednesday May 16th at 10:30am to 11:30am, with memorial service and lunch to follow. Memorials may be made to BBC Shoe Pantry in Ottumwa at 944 W Williams St, Ottumwa, IA 52501. Arrangements are entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa.

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