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Norene VanWinkle Land

Norene VanWinkle Land, 89, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, February 4, at Life Care of Sparta.

A homemaker, she was born in Van Buren County to parents Jonah Lee VanWinkle and Bertha Mae Burgess VanWinkle, who proceeded her in death.

Mrs. Land was proceeded in death by her husband Marion James Land; son, Johnny Howard Hankins; brothers, Clayton VanWinkle, Lincoln VanWinkle, Billy Lee VanWinkle.

Mrs. Land is survived by daughters, Hilda Cox, Faye Hankins, Kaye Stilber (Tom), and step-daughter Kim Woodlee; sister-in-laws, Juanita Woodard, Cassie VanWinkle; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday February 6 at Lonewood Baptist Church of Christ with Bro. Cecil VanWinkle officiating. Burial followed in the Lonewood Cemetery.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer was in charge of arrangements.

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