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Norma L. Tunks 1927 - 2018

Norma L. Tunks, age 91 years, of Great Bend, Kan. passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2018 at Almost Home, Inc. in Great Bend. Norma was born on Feb. 20, 1927 at Concordia, Kan. to Albert and Beulah (Baylie) Nolind. She graduated from Belleville High School in Belleville, Kan. in 1945, and was united in marriage to Delbert Tunks on April 2, 1950, in Belleville.  

They lived in Montgomery, Ala. and various other locations including Kansas City, Kan. (for 15 years) and Baton Rouge, La. prior to moving to Great Bend in December 1973. Norma was a homemaker and loved to go to auctions to buy treasures. She especially loved to collect Jewel Tea memorabilia and Shirley Temple dishes.  

Norma attended the First Christian Church in Great Bend.

Survivors include her husband, Delbert Tunks of Great Bend; two daughters, Karen (Don) Magill of Kansas City, Kan. and Kathy (Tim) Miller of Great Bend; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; step-brother, Gary (Marilyn) Feasel of Boise, Idaho; step-sisters, Marge Nelson of Belleville, Dian (Glen) Haldorson of Salina, Betty (Bernie) Mohr of Belleville. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; sister Kay Hanson April 1950; son Leslie Gene Tunks September 2017; and step-brother Bob Feasel.

Cremation has been chosen. Visitation with the family will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Charter Funerals in Great Bend, Kan. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Hawks Cemetery near Cuba, Kan. The family has requested that memorials be made to either the Great Bend Senior Center or the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Charter Funerals

2115 Washington St.

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 31, 2018