Obituary of Norma Orfinada Sullivan
On Sunday, November 27, 2022, Norma Orfinada Sullivan, age 74, of Doniphan, passed away peacefully at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Norma was born May 8, 1948, to Antero Orfinada and Segunda Rangudo Orfinada in Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines. Norma, or “Auntie Norma” as many people regard her, loved fishing, gardening, and crafting. She always had a smile on her face and loved feeding people when they came to her house. She introduced Filipino cuisine such as Pancit and Lumpia to a large majority of people in Poplar Bluff and Doniphan. Norma worked for Lucy Lee Hospital and Samuel’s Medical Center for almost 20 years. She named Lucy Lee Parkway in a contest back in the 80s.
Family and friends were Norma’s first priority. Norma was married to Norman Dennis Sullivan (deceased) on September 1, 1970, in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines. Her three surviving children are Eddie (Rhonda) Sullivan of Harviell, Jeannie (Shane) Tackett, and Denise (Robin) Foster of Doniphan, Missouri. She also has 12 grandchildren, Michael Sullivan of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Halie (Andrew) Price of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Tyler (Selena) Cochran of Ramona, California, Logan (Kara) Caperton, Amber (Wade) Rogers of Harviell, Matthew (Brittany) Sullivan, Jordan (Ashley) Sullivan, Jake Caperton, Colten Foster, Aaron, Seth, and Eli Tackett of Doniphan. Norma was great-grandmother to Allyson, Ariah, Hunter, Holden, Hayden, Isaac, Isabella, Ashlynn, Levi, Landon, Ayla, Layla, Kaylen, and Karson. Other surviving relatives include brothers-in-law, Larry (Jenny) Sullivan of Doniphan and Wally (Linda) Sullivan of Piedmont, and nephews, nieces, and cousins both in the United States and Philippines.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Dee and Juanita Halcomb, brothers Beno and Binang, a sister Rosing, an infant daughter and son, a special friend Irv Emmons, and brothers-in-law Terry and Doug Sullivan.
Visitation will be Friday, December 2, 2022, from 10 am -12 pm with the funeral following at Edwards Funeral Home, and graveside services will at Bellview Cemetery in Doniphan.