Norma Jean McElderry-Wood age 88, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at her home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Norma (Jean) was born November 27, 1930 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Harold and Gertrude (Van Cleave) Hatcher. After graduation in 1949 Jean was married to George (Sonny) McElderry Jr. June 29, 1949. To this union four children Gary, Debra, Jeff, Susan. Mom and Woody got together around the fall of 1987. They ran into each other at the Village Inn in Council Bluffs, Iowa where Mom and Gertie went after dancing. If you knew Mom, you would know telling us how old she was never an option. Mom loved to dance 2-3 times per week at Peony Park and The Warehouse with Gram Gertie and Woody. We always knew Mom loved us cause she would tell us she loved us a bushel and a peck and we were to respond and a hug around the neck, all the kids, grandkids knew how to reply.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Sonny, parents Harold and Gertrude Hatcher.
Jean is survived by her husband Woody, children: Gary (Ellen), Debra, Jeff (Kari), Susan (Terry), Terry (Cynthia), Diana (John), Pam (Russ), grandkids: Ryan (Jenny), Megan, Kyle (Leah), Zach, Nic (Tanya), Jeanna, Laura (Ozzie), great grandkids: Ethan, Eva, Samuel, Audrey, Dillion, Ayden, Damien, David, Dalton, Courtney (Tylor), Tyler (Elizabeth) Barrentine, Kingston, Jayda, Amiaya, Omari, Adler, Crew, Soren great great granddaughter: Gemma Lain.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
The family would like to invite you to lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall following the committal service at the cemetery.
In Loving Memory Of Norma J. McElderry
Born November 27, 1930 Missouri Valley, Iowa
Entered Into Rest July 27, 2019 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Ron Wymer
“In The Mood” “The Old Rugged Cross”
“Amazing Grace” “If”
Terry Fountain Zach Fountain
Nic Bertelsen Ryan McElderry
Kyle McElderry Jeff McElderry
Final Resting Place Rose Hill Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa