July 31, 2015



Norris Gaffney       Memphis, Missouri            1922 – 2015

Funeral services for Norris Gaffney, 93, of Memphis will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Le Roy Huff officiating. Interment will follow in the South Prairie Cemtery north of Memphis. Full graveside military rites will be provided by the Wallace W. Gillespie V.F.W. Post # 4958 of Memphis and two Marines from their unit.

Norris Gaffney passed away Wednesday night, July 22,2015, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

Visitation is scheduled from  1:00 p.m. Saturday with the family present to receive friends until the time of the service at 3:00 at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

Surviving relatives include his wife of over 71 years, Thelma of Memphis; four children: Karen (Russell) Grubb of Hannibal, MO, Sue (Jim) Eager of St. Louis, MO, Alan (Phyllis) Gaffney and Philip (Sandra) Gaffney all of Milton, IA; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma (James) Zietler of Douds, IA; a brother, Jerry (Nancy) Gaffney of Barneveld, IA, brother and sisters-in-law; Deane (Rovene) Meinhardt, Mertice Meinhardt, and Joyce Meinhardt along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Rural Fire Department Association in care of the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by logging on to Payne’s at www.paynefuneralchapel.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.