Norma J. Estes
Norma Jean Estes, 86, of Springfield, died at 6:55 pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born February 17, 1930 in Springfield, to Victor and Zenith Heckathorne Pearson. She married Paul J. Estes on October 24, 1944 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2007.
Survivors include five daughters, Beverly (Richard) Harris of Springfield, Karen Norris of Dawson, Judith Curley of Springfield, Barbara (Charles) Bumgarner of Bryson City, NC and Pamela (Carlos) Clemente of Springfield; four sons, Paul V. (Elaine) Estes of Springfield, Gary (Robin) Estes of Springfield and Robert (Janice) Estes of Springfield; daughter in law, Mary Estes; thirty-one grandchildren; seventy-four great grandchildren; twenty-two great great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Pearson of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Ronald Estes; one son in law, Roger Norris; one granddaughter, Monica Chaffin; one grandson, Daniel Tomko, two great grandsons, Cameron and Landon Tomko; four sisters, Mildred Hocking and Gerri Wood, Edith Hogarth and Lena Duffy; two brothers, Earl Pearson and Virgil Pearson.
Norma was a homemaker and had worked as a draftsman for Sangamo Electric. She loved to crochet, sew and spend time with her grandkids. She enjoyed making everyone laugh and giving her hugs and kisses.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Monday, August 29, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with Robert Green officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Everyone attending the service is invited to wear Norma’s favorite color purple in celebration of her life.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.