King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Norma I. Nave, 94, Fort Madison

Norma I. Nave, 94, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 6:04 PM at her home.


   She was born on January 5, 1925 in Ft. Madison to John and Ruth White Roxlau.  Norma married Worth Taylor and they later divorced. On August 6, 1960 she married Lester W. Nave in Kahoka, MO and he passed away on July 10, 2004.  Norma worked at Sheaffer Pen Co and IAAP.  She and her husband owned and operated the 12th Street Tavern for twenty seven years and retired in 1987.  She enjoyed being outdoors and working at flea markets.  She was a member of AARP, Amvets Club and the Ft. Madison Senior Citizens.  She was a Cubs fan and a Jeff Gordan and Tiger Woods fan.

   Survivors include four grandchildren; several grandchildren, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a daughter Sharon Richers.

   A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:30 PM at Soldiers’ Circle, Oakland Cemetery with Rev.  Dean Graber officiating.  King-Lynk Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be left at

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