Norma “Jean” Renfro

Norma “Jean” Renfro, 76, of Richmond, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Shirkey Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond; she was surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born Feb. 11, 1943, in Kansas City, the daughter of Clarence Woodrow and Bessie Frances (Dale) Coleman. Jean first married to Lloyd Allen Huffman of Kansas City, Kansas, on Dec. 27, 1961; he preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1999. Jean then married Charles Larry Renfro of Richmond April 21, 2001; he survives of the home.

Jean grew up and was educated in Kansas City. After high school, she attended cosmetology school and in 1963, moved to Richmond. In addition to raising her children, Jean worked for many years as a beautician in the area, both out of her home and in the shops she owned. She loved animals, especially her Shih Tzu dogs. She always made sure her family had everything they needed, and she will be missed by her many friends. Jean was of the Christian faith.

Additional survivors include: one son, Randy Huffman and his wife, Sherri, of Richmond; two stepsons, David Renfro and his wife, Tracey, of Richmond; and Kyle Renfro and his significant other, Jill Paulson, of Marshall; one stepdaughter Susan Bathrop of Kansas City; one sister, Diana Mings and her husband, Delbert, of Crystal Lakes; two grandsons, Rayder Huffman and Bo Huffman; six step-grandchildren: Jeremy (Britney) Renfro, Ryan Renfro, Brayden Renfro, Adrian Bathrop, Abby (Josh) Burstert, Ashley (Reny) Reis; two step-great-grandchildren: Avery Burstert and Rallen Renfro.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, one daughter, Christine K. Huffman; two brothers, Donald Coleman and Tom Coleman; and one sister, Glenda Gragg.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s/Dementia Association. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. – P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

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