Norma Falwell, Age :93
Sep 19,1926---Jul 24,2020

Norma Falwell, 93, died peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. Norma was born September 19, 1926 in Wamego, Kansas to parents Leo and Bernice (Hutchinson) Perine. She attended Wamego public schools and later attended Kansas State University in Manhattan KS, where she met Ralph John Falwell, Jr. They were married on June 2, 1946. Norma and Ralph moved to Kansas City, KS where they raised their 3 sons and Norma was a homemaker and librarian at John F. Kennedy Elementary. Norma was an avid gardener, and loved sewing with a group at the Johnson County Extension. After moving to Overland Park, KS, she volunteered her sewing skills at Shawnee Mission Hospital for many years, and was an active member of the Ideal Homemakers, a group associated with Family Community Education (FCE), for 40 years. She and her husband were also avid amateur photographers, and she was a member of the SMCSC photography club, where she won numerous prizes for her photos. Norma also enjoyed going out dancing with a large group of friends, both at various community centers and Burger King.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Bernice, her husband, Ralph; her son Robert Lynn; her brother Jack; and her infant sister, Mary Jane.

Survivors include her son, Jim (Mary) Falwell of Corpus Christi, TX; son, Ron (Stephanie) Falwell of Olathe, KS; daughter-in-law, Terry Falwell of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren Melanie (Mike) Brown, Patricia Falwell, Cory Falwell, Brent (Tanja) Falwell, Ryan (Emily) Falwell, Kelly (Adam) Meyer; great-grandchildren Zach, Alicia, Brooklyn, Drew, Karlie, Konnor and Phillip; as well as her special friend, Marvin. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Johnson Cancer Research Center at 785-532-6705 or visit https://cancer.k-state.edu/support/.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Wamego City Cemetery, Wamego, KS.



Condolences

Sue Turner Jul 29 ,2020

Sorry for Y'all loss, Norma was a sweet Lady, John and Sue Turner

The Falwell Mirkin family Jul 29 ,2020

niece - Cathy ,Gorham ,Maine

My family and I send our love to all of you. Aunt Norma was a wonderful lady with a kind heart and a twinkle in her eye. She leaves this world a better place. We hold you in our hearts. Cathy, Peter, Mae, Alex, Katie, Ivy & Piper

Mike Martell Jul 30 ,2020

Aunt ,Encampment ,Wyoming

I am so sorry to hesr of Aunt Norma's passing. I did not spend much time w her but I know she spread much love and joy in this world and we should all aspire to do the same. My mom Jane really loved her and now they are together again. Rest in peace Norma

Bettie Partington Jul 30 ,2020

Norma was so kind and genteel. She was a terrific dancer and attended our Lenexa Senior dances every Monday afternoon (when we still offered the program). She also was a regular for our birthday entertainment days, and everyone at the Lenexa Senior Center enjoyed her company. She will be greatly missed.

Jake and Carole Mertz Jul 30 ,2020

Jake-first cousin ,Topeka ,Kansas

To Norma’s Family-Our sympathy and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Jake and Carole Mertz

Susan Rosenkranz and family Jul 30 ,2020

niece (parents Sandy and Chuck Garrett) ,Portland ,Oregon

My heart goes out to my Falwell family. Much love to you all. Aunt Norma was a caring, thoughtful, and giving person, with a joyful heart. She was always there for family and friends when needed; to listen and provide support. One of the many things I admired about Aunt Norma was her active volunteer efforts in support of valuable community programs such as WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), SM Hospital, and (if I remember correctly) the Extension Master Gardener Program (KState), just to name a few. She saw the value in helping others and acted upon it. I have no doubt that she has had a positive impact on countless lives. I include Norma among the women in my life who have inspired me to step up and volunteer in my own community. Aunt Norma and Uncle Ralph helped to spark my interest in photography and were my first photography instructors. I fondly remember watching their photography slideshows in their basement office as they discussed each photo in detail. I admired their technical skills, craftsmanship, and artistic eye. When I expressed an interest in photography as a pre-teen, they took time to give me photo assignments and even critiqued my work. I am ever grateful they took time to share their love of photography with me. I wish I could have seen Aunt Norma's dancing skills in person, although I was lucky enough to see her floss with my kids and her great granddaughter. Impressive! You will be greatly missed, Aunt Norma. Rest In Peace.

Karen Brown Jul 31 ,2020

Niece ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I would like to give the family my love and prayers. Aunt Norma was a wonderful giving intelligent loving woman. May she rest in peace.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 31 ,2020
Time:
10:00 AM
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Graveside Service
Location:
Wamego City Cemetery
Address:
City:
Wamego
State:
Kansas
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Date:
Jul 31 ,2020
Time:
3:00 PM
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