Born: August 18, 1937 - Deceased: June 28, 2019
Norma G. Simpson, nee Voyles, 81, of Smithton, IL, born Wednesday, August 18, 1937, in Van Buren, MO, passed away unexpectedly due to complications of a heart attack Friday, June 28, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Norma was a 1955 graduate of East St. Louis High School. Norma was a member of St. John The Baptist Church, where she was in the Quilter’s Club of Smithton, IL. She was also a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and a long-time election judge. Norma was a retail clerk and buyer for Lerner’s Clothing Store in downtown Belleville and was an outstanding seamstress.
Norma was a loving wife, mom, gramma, and great-gramma. Nothing gave her more pleasure than sewing for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren — especially pajama pants for Christmas. She also loved crafting and making jewelry for her daughters. She enjoyed dinner and drinks with the “Friday Night Group,” where she was always fashionably late. As a member of the downtown Belleville YMCA, she enjoyed the morning water aerobic routine and socializing with her Y friends. She attended AOH state conventions as an LAOH delegate. She participated in LAOH fundraisers and the downtown Belleville St. Patrick’s Day parade. Norma was a world-class shopper and never passed up a good sale.
Norma was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, July 1, 2019, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL and Tuesday July 2, 2019, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, at St. John The Baptist Church, Smithton, IL.
LAOH service: Monday, July 1, 2019, at 5:30 pm. at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at St. John The Baptist Church, Smithton, IL, with Father Stan Konieczny officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Bob, and family,
Caroline and I are saddened by the loss you experienced today. Norma always had a smile on her face for me and Caroline it always made us feel welcome. We will keep you and your family members in our prayers.
Pat Hume & Caroline Courtney?
Very sorry to hear about Norma’s passing.
I hope you are well.
I still remember a summer trip to the St. Loius Zoo with Norma and my sister Lucy.
Norma was always smiling and so friendly.
Dear Uncle Bobbie,
I pray that you be comforted knowing what a blessing that you and Norma found each other a life time ago. 60 years is quite a gift. Im sure she stayed as long as she could. my love and prayers to finest
Bob, Rose and I are deeply saddened to hear of Norma’s passing, We still remember the summer trip to Brownsville TX some years back and the four of us window shopping in downtown Brownsville right next to the Rio Grande, She was a lady!
Our deepest sympathies from you friends in San Antonio, TX. We will offer prayers for Norma.
Gilbert & Rose Noriega
San Antonio, TX
Dear Uncle Bobby, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We often talk about you and Norma recently recounting how much we appreciated your attending our wedding 50 years ago May 31st, then as always you were a charming couple and Norma such an elegant lady. The good Lord has a special place for Norma, a lady who lived her life well.
We have arranged for a Latin Rite mass to be said for Norma at our parish, St Francis De Sales Catholic Church, Mableton, Ga. and will send details shortly.
Mike and Gwen Powderly
Steve and Robin: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. Hold the memories close to your heart always, Kevin and Elizabeth Ward
We were so sorry to hear the sad news of Norma’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of our Air Force days in Florida with our young families. Please take care of your self & know that you are in our prayers.
Love, The Cantu’s