Norma Jean Baskett Dodds, 73, of Springfield, Missouri died on September 14, 2014. Norma was born on January 20, 2014 in Hurdland, Missouri. Norma was the daughter of Charles Edman Baskett and Vera Boone Baskett. On April 11, 1962 Norma was united in marriage to James Michael Dodds of Edina.
Norma was preceded in death by her husband Mike Dodds, sister Barbara Baskett Gibbons; and niece Kelly Dray.
Survivors include three daughters: Diane Dodds Mendenhall and spouse, Phillip of Kansas City, MO; Becky Dodds Millard and spouse Dennis of Springfield, MO; Julie Dodds and fiancé Jack Prince of Springfield, MO; granddaughter, Molly Mendenhall of Syracuse, NY; four sisters, Charlotte Baskett Brown and spouse Ed, who is deceased of Lenexa, KS; Faye Baskett Hayes and spouse Jerry of Columbia, MO; Linda Baskett Lee and spouse Keith of Kansas City, MO; Connie Baskett Mayer and spouse Craig of Hurdland, MO; sister-in-law Marilyn Dodds Dray and her husband Ed, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.
There will be a family graveside service held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to a person’s local hospice or cancer organization in memory of Norma.