The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


July 17, 2013

Norma M. Prins

La Russell, Mo. — Norma Miriam Garcia Prins, 83 years, of LA Russell, Mo. and a member of the Mt. Vernon Christian Church, departed this life Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Norma entered this life on Sept. 12, 1929, in Los Angeles, Calif., born to Alfredo Garcia and Celia (Gonzalez) Garcia. Norma was raised in the Los Angeles, Calif., area, graduating from Bellamene Jefferson High School, Burbank, Calif., in 1948.

On Feb. 14, 1951, Norma married Robert E. Prins. Six children were born into their union. In the fall of 1968, Norma, along with her family moved to the Webb City, Mo. area.

Normas passions in life were her relationship with her Lord and Savior, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved and prayed daily for her friends and her dog Izzy. Mission work was important to her along with Bible studies and her devotionals. Music, reading, jigsaw puzzles filled her days.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her step mother, Natalie Garcia; one sister, Erma Lookingbill; Robert E. Prins; and a great grandson, Isaac Woodmansee.

Norma is survived by her three sons, Richard Prins and wife, Jan, of San Antonio, Texas, Lloyd Prins and wife, Shari, of Tulsa, Okla. and Robert Prins, of Mt. Vernon, Mo.; three daughters, Sharron Woodmansee and Teresa Smith, both of Sands Springs, Okla. and Linda Dahlman and husband, Wayne, of La Russell, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mirna Stanley and Minerva Astengo, both of Glendale, Calif., Teresa Garcia, of La Canada, Calif. and Sylvia Mora, of Pataskala, Ohio; one brother, Alfredo Garcia, of Glendale, Calif.; as well as a host of family and friends.

Graveside funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Cave Springs Cemetery near Sarcoxie, with Wayne Dahlman officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie.

On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website,


Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, Mo.

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