Phyllis E. Norby

                    September 20, 1923  -  January 3, 2012

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Phyllis Evelyn Norby, 88, of Cedar Falls, died at home on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. She was born September 20, 1923, the daughter of Frederic and Harriet (Adams) Wilson, at Traer, Iowa. Phyllis married Gerald J. Norby April 20, 1945 in Soldier, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1976. Phyllis graduated from Traer High School in 1941, Iowa State Teachers College in 1943 and received her B. A. from Iowa State Teachers College in 1966. She taught in elementary schools at Soldier, Traer, Parkersburg, Janesville and Washburn, retiring in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Joel (Beth) Norby of Omaha, Nebraska and Steve (Barbara Drews) Norby of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Suzette Norby, of Marion, Iowa; six grandchildren, James (Brenda) Clafton, Michelle (Sam) DeHart, Kristofer Norby, Kathryn Norby, Emilie (Donald) Inman, and Julianna Norby; four great grandchildren, Joshua, Kaylie, and Zachary DeHart, and Talia Norby, and one sister, Shirley Stavley, of Traer, Iowa.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the United Church of Christ in Cedar Falls, with burial in Buckingham Cemetery in Traer, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

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Born: September 20, 1923

Death: January 3, 2012

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