Norberta Laura Thomason

September 1, 1937 – October 8, 2016

Norberta Laura Thomason, 79 of rural Orrick, Mo., passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Mo.

Norberta was born on September 1, 1937 in Boonville, Mo., to Norbert and Edna (Bushmeyer) Blank. She had lived in Boonville, Kansas City, Mo., Missouri City and Clay County, Mo., before moving to Orrick 35 years ago.

Norberta was united in marriage to James M. Thomason in June of 1967. She was a homemaker and also had worked at numerous places during her life, the longest was with Whitaker Cable Company in Excelsior Springs, Mo., where she worked for many years.

She was a member of the Richfield 500 Rebecca Lodge in Missouri City, Mo.

Norberta was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings,and two daughters, Christy Johnson and Cindy Thomason.

Norberta is survived by her husband of 49 years, James M. Thomason of the home in Orrick; two sons, Robert E. Thomason of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and, James E. Thomason of Orrick, Mo.; two brothers, Leon Blank of Missouri, and Nick Blank of Holt, Mo.; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and the family pet dog, Chico.

The family will greet friends Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service and balloon release at 5:30 p.m. at the Missouri City Odd Fellows Lodge Hall. A dinner for those that desire to stay will be served following the service at the Lodge Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norberta’s honor are suggested to NorthCare Hospice House, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116.


Dearest Mother,
Thank you for all the wonderful memories and laughs throughout the years, may you rest peacefully in the arms of God.
Can’t wait to see you again.
Nancy “Baby Girl”