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Norma Lee (Geib) Smith passed away from this life October 4, 2022, in Salem, Arkansas. She was born March 6, 1934, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Will and Lottie (Dillard) Geib. Norma worked for 28 years at the Arkansas Department of Health.

  Norma is survived by one son Keevin Smith and his wife Brenda of Camp Arkansas; two grandsons Will Smith of Rogers, Arkansas and Michael Beard, wife Kimber of Melbourne Arkansas; one great-grand daughter Abbigael Beard; one daughter-n-law Dana Shaw of Greenbrier, Arkansas; one brother Kenneth Geib of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister Cara Lee Jones of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.

  Norma is preceded in death by her parents Will and Lottie Geib; one son Joelynn Smith; one grandson Wyatt Smith.

  Norma will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

  Funeral services are private.



  1. Carol Smith
    October 5, 2022 @ 10:10 am

    Norma was such a sweet person and always offered me wonderful advice! She was such a wise woman! She was like my second mom in the workplace. She took me under her wing when I first started at the Arkansas Dept. of Health. She also gave great massages! I always loved it when she offered to “work on my shoulders and neck”. I always enjoyed our phone conversations. I’m sad that she is gone. She will be greatly missed.
    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. RoseAnne Smith
    October 5, 2022 @ 2:44 pm

    Keevin, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. She was loved by so many who worked at the health department. She was always there for advice and her knowledge of records and clerical issues was like no other. The last time I talked to her she was very appreciative of all you and Brenda did to make her life easier. Thank you. May she rest in peace.

  3. Rhonda White
    October 6, 2022 @ 10:49 am

    I am blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Norma for many years. She was a special lady and will be missed.

  4. Rhonda White
    October 6, 2022 @ 10:51 am

    I am blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Norma for many years. She was a special lady and will be missed.

  5. Barbara Smith
    October 6, 2022 @ 7:17 pm

    Norma was a very Special Lady. I am honored to have known her. She knew her job like a book. She was the most knowledgeable lady around. She always had a smile and she was one of a kind. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. If you ever met her you loved her. That is just the type of person she was. God Bless you all. RIP Norma.

  6. Clara Martin
    October 9, 2022 @ 11:56 am

    During Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, our son was one of many working in what was called “The War Room” in Little Rock. Long hours of work were required. I don’t know if Norma visited the War Room more than once or not, but I remember our son being so impressed with her coming and giving neck and shoulder massages to everyone.

  7. Farrell Nicholson
    January 25, 2023 @ 10:47 am

    She was a great cousin whose demeanor reminded me of both my Uncle Will and Aunt Lottie, her parents. I’ll miss Norma Lee.