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Norene V. Greenfield

Norene V. (Branche) Greenfield, 81, Freeport (formerly of Forreston), died Friday, April 12, 2013. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Lake City, Tenn., the daughter of Martin and Lillian (Snook) Branche.

Norene graduated from Forreston High School in 1950 and through the years was employed at several Forreston businesses including Crest Foods, Rutkowski Law Office, and Schmauss Chevrolet.

She married Donald Greenfield on March 21, 1953 at Forreston Grove Presbyterian Church.

She was an active member of Forreston Grove where she taught Sunday School, directed several choirs, participated in Women’s Fellowship, and served as a vocalist on numerous occasions.

She was also the chairman of Leaf River Christian Women’s Club and enjoyed driving for Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years.

Much of Norene’s passion in life revolved around her family and friends, church activities, and serving others.

She enjoyed reading, bird watching, drawing, music, and helping her husband on the family farm.

Norene especially loved family gatherings and any opportunity to cook meals for everyone to enjoy.

Survivors include her husband, Don; three daughters, Sandy (Bill) Williams, Freeport, Cathy (the late Steven) Schmidt, Kandern, Germany, and Lauri (Bill) Plambeck, Forreston; six grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) and Lindsay Williams, Joseph, Stephen, and Mitchell Plambeck, and Jonathan Schmidt; and one great-grandchild, Dean Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ed DeWall; and son-in-law, Steven Schmidt.

The funeral will be held Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Forreston Grove Church with Rev. Jeremy Cheezum officiating. Burial will be at Forreston Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, April 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston.

A memorial fund has been established for Forreston Public Library and Forreston Grove Church.

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