Norma Lee Deyoe- Swart, 94, of Oakley, KS, died Saturday, September 3, 2022. She was born October 30, 1927, in Garden City, KS, to Chet and Marie (Dufrin) Beatty. On February 7, 1946, Norma married Robert Deyoe. The couple lived in Ulysses, KS, where Norma worked as an artist, and they attended the Episcopal Church of Ulysses. Norma was also a 4-H leader, board member on the Kansas Arts Commission, and a founding member of the Wheat Hearts. Norma made many life-long friends through her work with these organizations, including Lloyd Swart, who was a fellow leader on the Kansas Wheat Commission board. After the passing of both of their spouses, Norma and Lloyd began dating in 1991, and were married on December 22, 1994, in Ulysses. They spent 27 years together in Oakley, where they were active in the Oakley Shrine Club, K-State Alumni tour group, and were members of the Oakley Country Club. Norma was active with Logan County 4-H, a board member of the Logan County Extension. She enjoyed participating in the Oakley Chapter EX PEO, "Sing-a-Longs", doing Aqua-sizes at the Oakley city pool and was devoted to the Oakley United Methodist Church. Norma was full of love, life and laughter...which she shared with everyone around her.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; brother Alayne Beatty and husband Robert Deyoe.
She is survived by her husband Lloyd; children, Eddie (Sheila) Deyoe, Dennis (Sheryl) Deyoe, Diana Lightcap and Bev (Dennis) Ragland; stepchildren, Linda (Brent) Logan, Lori (Troy) Sporer and Ryan (Karen) Swart; grandchildren, Velvet Randolph, Nikki Siler, Cherry Hale, Dylan Gill, Dimitra Becker, Matt Deyoe, Wade Deyoe, Kelsey Jones, Spencer Childress, Savanah Sporer, Abbey Elliott, Madison Swart and Marlie Swart, along with her many great grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the United Methodist Church, Oakley. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, also at the church. Interment will take place at Grant County Cemetery, Ulysses, KS. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Arts Commission and may be sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com