Norma Ann Pock, 91, Topeka: Feb. 17, 1931 – April 20, 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Norma Ann Pock, 91, Topeka: Feb. 17, 1931 – April 20, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. – Norma Ann Pock, 91, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Stormont-Vail Hospital. Norma was born Feb. 17, 1931,and raised in Olivet, Kan., the daughter of Charlie A. and Jennie L. Moore Pock.

She attended Olivet High School and graduated with the class of 1949.

She married Raymond Johnson, and they moved to Topeka, where she worked as a clerk for Southwestern Bell. Norma and Raymond would later divorce. In the early 1960s she moved back to Olivet to be near her family. While back in Olivet, she met Orville Tyson. They married in 1963 and moved to Waverly. Norma and Orville were later divorced.

Norma returned to Olivet, where she lived for the next four years before taking a position with K-Mart and moving to Topeka. Following the closure of the Topeka store, she transferred to Shawnee Mission, Kan., and finished out her career with K-Mart. After her retirement in the late 1990s, Norma returned to Topeka, where she remained until her passing.

Norma will live on in the hearts and memories of her daughter, Shirley Brading and her husband, Rick, of Topeka; a sister, Wilma Jean Harris, Topeka; a brother, Jack D. Pock, Four Oaks, N.C.; grandchildren, Jessica Brading, Mallory Penry and Autumn Froese; great-grandchildren, Ellianna, D’Andre, A.J., Brandon, and one to be announced soon; and numerous extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Charles D. Pock.

Graveside services will 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Alpine Cemetery near Olivet.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523, or see

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