Norma Jean Karr
Norma Jean Karr, 83, of Springfield, IL, passed away at 8:30 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Passavant Hospital, in Jacksonville, IL. She was born on June 18, 1937 in Chicago, IL to William and Mary (Fitzgerald) Schaefer and they precede her in death.
She is survived by her four children, Joseph Karr of Beeville, TX, Jean Parlier of Jacksonville, FL, Teresa Karr of Guerneville, CA, and Susan Greaves of Petersburg, IL; seven grandchildren, Carson and Chance Schwab of Snow Flake, AZ, Beth Ann Endres, Mary Blackburn, Kimberly Palu, Nathan Groth all of San Francisco, CA, and Emma Greaves of Petersburg, IL. Her two pets, Romeo and Tyler.
Norma was a resident of Springfield since 1974 and retired from the State of Illinois, Department of Mental Health after thirty years of service.
She is a member of Central Baptist Church and a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College. Norma enjoyed volunteering at the Animal Protective League, traveling, gardening, and bird watching.
Memorial Service: 3:00 pm (Central Time), Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with Mary Ellen Sharp officiating.
Burial will be held at Alton City Cemetery in Alton, IL.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Springfield.
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