Norma Buckley, 92
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:30am admin
Feb. 2, 1927 —
April 10, 2019
ELMA - Norma C. Buckley, age 92 of Elma, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 13, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, Iowa with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. Burial was at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com.
Norma Clara was born on Feb. 2, 1927 to Charles Sr. and Clara (Knippling) Boyle on the family farm near Elma. She attended country school and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Elma. On June 27, 1944, she was united in marriage to Garland Buckley at Immaculate Conception Church. Together the couple farmed in the Elma area all of their married years. After Garland’s death, Norma remained on the farm.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pro Life supporter, and “Our Evening Out” through Howard County Extension Office. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, farming and conservation. She had an artistic flair for sewing, crocheting and quilting. Her dog, Oskar, was her faithful companion in her later years. Her family was her pride and joy!
Norma will be deeply missed by her children, Thomas (Kathryn) Buckley of Elma, Patricia (Paul) Hibbs of La Crosse, Wis., Jane (Jim) Wood of Eldora, Iowa and Paul Buckley of Elma; her grandchildren, Amy Buckley, Chad (Shelley) Buckley, Todd Buckley, Andrea Hall and Andrew (Lindsey) Hibbs; her great-grandchildren, Miranda Buckley, Annalise Hall and Mason and Hallie Hibbs; her sister, Judy (Ron) Hillsman of Waterloo, Iowa; brother, John (Ardel) Boyle of Elma; sister-in-law, Barb Boyle of New Hampton, Iowa; in-laws, Clarence Meuterthies of Lawler, Iowa, Leigh (Oliver) Gunderson of Alta Vista, Iowa and Dale Meirick of Alta Vista; her best pal, Oskar Otto Buckley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Garland; brothers, Patrick Boyle, Charles Boyle, Jr. and James Boyle; and her sisters, Eleanor Hall, Bernice Heying, Marjorie Meirick and Madonna Mueterthies.