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Born Feb. 18, 1915, in Ava Nora Bell Youngblood, daughter of Flossie Bristol, was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Ava. She departed this life Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in Hartville Care Center, Hartville, at the age of 91 years, two months and 21 days.
On Feb. 20, 1933, she was united in marriage to Laurence Youngblood, in Wright County.
She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Laurence, on Sept. 29, 1991; a great-grandson, Kevin Pickle; three brothers, Homer, Ralph and Harold Lansdown; two sons-in-law, Marvin Winingar and Charles McDaniel; and a brother-in-law, Elbert (Joe) Borders.
Nora is survived by three sons, Elmer Youngblood and his wife, Velta, of Tucson, Ariz., Albert Youngblood and his wife, Mary, of McHenry, Md., and Larry Youngblood and his wife, Ruth, of Waynesboro, Pa.; four daughters, Reba Winingar, Dumfries, Va., Pauline Taylor and her husband, Everett, Bethune, S.C., Esther Pickle and her husband, Carrol (Doc), and Wilma McDaniel, all of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lela Borders, of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Lansdown, Rogersville, and Augusta Lansdown, Mansfield; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Nora had made her profession of faith in Christ and was baptized at an early age, and was the last surviving charter member of the Glad Hill Church.
In her earlier years she had worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Pratt County Hospital, in Pratt, Kan.
Nora was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Mansfield Cemetery with Rick Johnson officiating. Services and burial were under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Mansfield.