Norma Beryl (Staples) Gale, 96, departed for her heavenly home on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Norma was born on Oct. 27, 1920, in North Platte to Arthur and Bernice (Pursel) Staples.
She married Kenneth Gale on Nov. 24, 1935, in Julesburg, Colo. Norma worked several years as a nurse''s aide and as an aide for the North Platte school district.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and served as a board member, and a mission council member. She taught Sunday school for many years.
Norma''s children and grandchildren were a very important part of her life and she greatly influenced each of them. They all counted greatly on Grandma''s prayers for them,
Survivors include children, Patricia (Fay) Hoban and Darrel (Sandy) Gale, both of North Platte, William (Carolyn) Gale of Nixa, Mo., Kenneth (Susan) Gale of York, and Rodney (Cheryl) Gale of Palm Desert, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Clarice Rule of Chicago, Ill., Keith (Jane) Staples of Pocatello, Idaho, Jean Smith of Mountain Grove, Mo., Betty (Bi11) Denton of Lompoc, Calif., Joan Eddins and Barbara (Glen) Johansen, both of North Platte, Judy (Mike) Grassmeyer of Kearney, Jack (Carolyn) Staples of Portland, Ore., and Karen (Ted) Miller of Oshkosh; and numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Wallace; and sisters, Doris Motsinger, Geraldine Gilbert and Elsie Jacoby.
A private family service will be held. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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