Norma Colleen Senter

August 26, 1928December 25, 2020

Norma C. Weeks Senter 92, began her new journey on December 25, 2020. What a celebration in Heaven that day!

Norma was born in Arnold outside of Ransom, Kansas on August 26, 1928. At an early age her family moved to the Kansas City area around Fairmont. She fell in love and married Fred Eugene Senter at the young age of 16. Their marriage lasted 74 years until the death of Fred in 2019. She grew up in a wonderful family of ten children. She has one surviving sister, Lois A. Rajpal of Independence. She lost eight siblings Ruth Elvira Dobbins, Leonard, Lee (infant), Waymuth, Erma, Byron G, David (Bucky), and the baby, Marvin (Mickey). She mothered and cared for them all of her life. Others who she lost were four nieces, Della, Karla, Hope, and Mary Ruth. Also she lost a nephew Charlie, her mother Ruth L Weeks and father Ralph C Weeks. Also, her loving husband Fred (Gene) Senter and her son Steven E. Senter, Sr who left her too soon. She was comforted in her grief by her daughters, Cristeena V Ficke (Bob), Eilene Senter and Bonnie Senter her daughter-in-law. She loved and cherished six grandchildren, Steve Jr, Amy, Amanda (Wade), Kathleen, (Mike) Melissa, and Robert. To add to her precious family, she had ten great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She leaves behind her sister Lois Rajpal, sister -in-laws Sandy Bruno and Donna Loman (Ron). Also her brother -in-law Jerry Senter.

Norma and her husband moved to the Sunset Hill area (north of the river) in 1949. They resided there the rest of their lives some 71 years. Norma taught primary children at Sunset Hill Baptist Church for 16 years. She worked for the North Kansas City school District several years as a cook before retiring. She was an excellent seamstress making many dresses and costumes over the years. She was an artist who could draw and paint many pictures. Her imagination was endless. She will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her favorite charities: Children’s Tumor Foundation at 120 Wall St. New York, NY 10005 or the Rett Syndrome Research Trust 67 Under Cliff Road Trumbull, CT 06611.

A graveside service at Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri will be held on Saturday, January 16 at 11:00 am; masks are required. Please use the entrance off Truman Road.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Carol Knipp

January 4, 2021

Norma and Fred were our favorite people who we delivered Meals on Wheels. Their bright, cheerful smiles always brightened our days, and before Covid, hugs from them were so heartwarming, especially to those of us who have lost our parents. We always looked forward to seeing the front porch bench where she had painted pictures of her grandchildren, and loved seeing the different ways Norma decorated them, but especially loved seeing Norma sitting there with her big, warm smile. We were heartbroken with her when Fred passed, and as much as we'll miss seeing Norma every week, we're comforted in knowing she and Fred are together again. God Bless all of their family and friends and give you comfort and peace.

Elmer Thorn

December 29, 2020

Norma was a special cousin. She had a pure and loving heart. Her presence in the earth will be missed by many she loved and that loved her. God Bless
Elmer & Mary Thorn

Shay Spencer

December 28, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Nedra Kozlowicz

December 28, 2020

Norma will be missed by many. I will always remember how she made be feel special and loved when I saw her. Comforting to know she is resting in peace with the family who left before her. Love you Norma.

Virginia and Sam Cullan

December 28, 2020

Loving, family, cheerful, hard working, thoughtful, - These are all words that immediately come to mind when we think of Norma. She was always thinking about how to help someone else out. I don't think we ever saw Norma when she didn't have a big smile to share. Her eyes sparkled with love and humor. Even in tough times she was joyful. I don't think it is a coincidence that our heavenly father took Norma on his birthday as a present to all in heaven. We will miss her so very much.

Peggy Harris

December 27, 2020

I remember how much she liked people to come visit. She loved my uncle with all her heart and missed him dearly, so I have no doubt she is happy to be with him again. She will be missed and I will miss her stories and going over pictures of the family with me.

Charlene Brunner

December 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

Charlene (Baskett) Brunner