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Norma L. Birkla

Norma L. Birkla, 71, Marengo, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at her home.
A native of West Fork, born April 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Artie Knight Shoemaker.
She was a retired dietary aide for Todd-Dickey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leavenworth.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, John Shoemaker, and a sister, Janet Knight.
Survivors include three sons, Brent Birkla of Marengo, John Birkla of Leavenworth and Robert Birkla of Santa Barbara Calif.; five daughters, Karen Sheller of Leavenworth, Darlene Vasser of Louisville, Tammy Ferguson of Lanesville, and Vicki Budd and Lezli Becht, both of Floyds Knobs, and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Dec. 3, after 9 a.m. at Denbo Funeral Home in English.
Funeral: Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Officiant: Pastor Bruce Hawkins.