Norma Hunt, the wife of the late Lamar Hunt, the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, has passed away at the age of 85. The news of her demise was announced in a statement by the Hunt family.

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Who was Norma Hunt?

Norma Hunt was the wife of the late Lamar Hunt. The couple got married in 1964. They had a son together named Clark Hunt. She met Lamar Hunt in 1964 when she used to work as a teacher and a hostess for the Chiefs’ predecessor. 

The Hunt family in a statement shared the tragic news of her demise. Though, the reason for her death has not been disclosed yet.

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The statement read, “Kind, generous and unfailingly positive, mom was one of a kind. Her joy and zeal for life were infectious. She loved caring for others, and she always had an encouraging word. She was a loyal friend, the consummate hostess and she had a rare ability to make everyone she encountered feel valued and at ease.”

“Norma Hunt was referred to as the “The First Lady of Football” because she was a constant in the game for decades. She was even a critical part in naming the Super Bowl as her husband wrote a letter to then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle: “I have kiddingly called it the ‘Super Bowl,’ which obviously can be improved upon.”

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also condoled the demise of Norma Hunt. He released a statement, “Norma’s sense of family extended to the Chiefs’ organization which she greatly adored,” the statement read. “Norma was one of the most passionate fans of the Chiefs and the NFL, and understood and enjoyed every aspect of the game. She loved being around the team and referred to the players as ‘real-life superheroes.’ Norma attended every Super Bowl ever played, including the two recent Chiefs’ victories, and was the only woman to do so.”