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Norma Estes

June 21, 1930 — September 22, 2017

Norma Estes

Danvers - Norma Jean Estes, 87, passed away at 12:32 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017, at home in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family.

Her funeral will be at noon on Wednesday, September 27 at First Presbyterian Church in Danvers with Rev. Kathy Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - noon at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Danvers Ambulance or First Presbyterian Church in Danvers.

Norma was born on June 21, 1930, in Normal, Illinois, a daughter to Melvin T. and Lorine Hill Shumaker. She married Lyle J. Estes on December 23, 1950, in Clinton, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2014.

Surviving are her three sons, Norman L. (Janet) Estes of Ft. Collins, Colo., Larry D. (Sha) Estes of Danvers, Jeff (Tammi) Estes of Bloomington, and Amy (Jeff) Talbert of Minier who was like a daughter to her; grandchildren, Jason Estes of Bloomington, Renee (Evan) Welch of Ft. Collins, Colo., Jessica Estes of Meridian, Idaho, David (Nicole) Estes of Highland Ranch, Colo., Elaine (Nick) Brown of Savoy, Mark Estes of Westminster, Md.; brother, Gerald Shumaker of Bloomington; sister, Sharon (Jim) Underwood of Clinton and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Norton Allen Shumaker and Marvin Shumaker.

Norma graduated from Normal Community High School in 1948 and attended Illinois State Normal University. She married Lyle, and they later moved to Danvers where she worked at Oehler's Grocery Store. She was also the clerk of session at First Presbyterian Church in Danvers for many years. Norma was a Cub Scout den mother and a 4-H leader. She was a member of the Danvers Pinochle Club and enjoyed going to Carl's Ice Cream with the First Presbyterian ladies group every Sunday.

Norma loved her family and was so proud of their accomplishments. She shared her love of board games and card games with her family and was often the one to initiate games during family gatherings. Norma had a unique take on the English language, inspiring her family to create an online dictionary celebrating her words and phrases. She had recently become a Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching their games on television. Norma will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Online condolences and memories of Norma may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.

Visitation

SEP 27. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

First Presbyterian Church of Danvers
201 E. Main St.
Danvers, IL 61732

Funeral Service

SEP 27. 12:00 PM (CDT)

First Presbyterian Church of Danvers
201 E. Main St.
Danvers, IL 61732

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