Norma Cicco


Norma J. Cicco, age 82, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at her home.

Norma was born on January 3, 1938, the daughter of Floyd and Ruby (Lunsford) Smith.  Following high school graduation, she continued her education at Indian Hills Community College, earning her LPN.

Norma was united in marriage to Leslie Kirkland, and to this union, three children were born, Randall, Rebecca, and Bradley.  They later divorced.  She was united in marriage to Joseph Cicco in 1972 in Miami, Oklahoma, and to this union, two children were born, Stephanie and Rachel.

Norma was employed as a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Centerville for many years, before retiring in 2002, the same year that Joe passed away.  She enjoyed going to auctions and antiquing. Most importantly, she treasured every moment she spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Ruby Smith; her first husband, Leslie Kirkland; her second husband, Joseph Cicco; a son, Randall Kirkland; two daughters, Rebecca Chapman and Rachel Cicco; as well as two sisters-in-law, Jessie Ann Smith and Judy Smith.

Left to cherish Norma’s memory are her children, Bradley Kirkland of Centerville, and Stephanie (David) McCann of Centerville; a son-in-law, Robert Chapman of Centerville; a brother, Norman Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Nick McCann (Fiancé, Lauren Lain), Trent McCann, Dustin (Megan) Kirkland, Travis (Heather) Kirkland, Courtney (Joel) Keiser, Renee Chapman, Jerrico (Loretta) Chapman, and Ericka (Travis) Ashby; 17 great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Dick Allen officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, Iowa.  A Visitation will take place, Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home, with the family greeting friends from 9:00AM-11:00AM.  Memorials have been established to EveryStep Hospice, and may be dropped off or mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Cicco Family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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