Norma Motley Taylor, 81, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Shawnee.

Norma Motley Taylor, 81, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Shawnee.

She was born May 22, 1936, to Orvin and Tilda (Tomasella) Ward in Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Norma was raised in Wilburton.

She married Russell “Leo” Motley on Aug. 24, 1961, in Wilburton Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on Oc. 24, 1975. She later married Ted Taylor and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2013.

Norma and her husband, Leo began their family in Warrensburg, Missouri and moved to Tecumseh in 1965, where she has since lived.

Norma worked as a secretary at Krouch School and later at Tecumseh Bank, now known as BancFirst where she retired in April 1998, after 17 years.

Norma liked to travel, but most of all she loved being a Mom and Grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, following her sons sporting events, and following the OKC Thunder. Norma loved the first car she purchased on her own, which was a baby blue VW convertible and her 1980 MGB convertible.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; and her parents.

Norma is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Russell and Amber Motley of Noble, Oklahoma, Mark Motley of Tecumseh, and Ronnie and Helen Taylor of Red Oak, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Larry Gregory of Bethel Acres, Oklahoma; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Kaye Ward of Wilburton, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Bill Hodge of Wilburton; grandchildren, Chris Motley, Dakota Motley, Asher Motley, Harley Gregory, Kennedy Gregory, Izaya Adams, Shannon Wicker of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Christina Owens of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Daniel Cobb of Midlothian, Texas; great grandchildren, Reagan and Kayla Grace Wicker and Bentley and Lane Cobb; very special caring and devoted friend, Jerri Trammell; and many loving friends and extended family.

Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 28, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Rob Walker officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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