Norma Freely, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at her residence at Maggie’s Place at Colonial Village. She was born in 1930 in Emporia, Kansas to Fredrick & Anna Laura Haase. She graduated from Kansas University where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. In 1953 she married her college sweetheart, Donald L. Freely. Norma was the mother of Michael Freely and Debbie Freely-Hall (Tracy), the grandmother of Stephanie VanHoose (Brad) and Matthew Hall (Sarah), and the great-grandmother of Colin and Nick VanHoose, and Everett and Elsie Hall. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don Freely, and her son, Michael Freely.
Norma & Don celebrated 67 years of marriage living in both Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas. Norma was a big KU basketball fan, Alpha Delta Pi alumna, member of Chi Omega Mother’s Club, & Kansas City Young Matrons. She and Don traveled extensively in the US and Europe. Their favorite place was Marco Island, Florida where they would spend the month of March in a beachfront condo.
Norma especially loved her “bridge ladies” & and the numerous bridge clubs she participated in. Lastly, she was a “HUGE” dog lover, but Labs topped the list! See you soon Spice and Meg!