Lucia Marie Norris, 72, of Godfrey, passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1942, in Alton, the daughter of the late Lucian and Marie (Folmer) Laird.
On May 6, 1967, she married Thomas L. Norris. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2013.
Lucia worked as a kindergarten teacher for the Bethalto school district for 15 years. After retiring, she worked at McConahey’s Flowers and Eckert’s Apple Orchard in Grafton, where she led school field trips. She was a member of College Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon, Elder and Sunday school teacher. Lucia participated in the Presbyterian Women’s Group, Mariner’s, AAUW and the Red Hat Society. Lucia enjoyed being a Girl/Cub Scout leader, spending time with her grandchildren, collecting turtles and reading.
She is survived by two sons, David Norris of Alton and Stephen (Melissa) Norris of Fairfield, Ohio; one daughter, Sarah (Jim) Crause of Godfrey; four grandchildren, Michael Baum, Jack and Sam Norris, and Charlotte Crause; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Church of Grant Fork, Ill., and Penny (Jeff) Underwood of Jerseyville; a brother-in-law, Buddy Marchiori of Bethalto; along with several nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Cherie Moore of St. Louis.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Laird; her mother and father-in-law, Robert and Freda Norris; and two sisters, Barbara Marchiori and Bonnie Norris.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton with the Rev. Dale Jackson officiating.
Burial will be at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to 5A’s Animal Shelter, College Avenue Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund and the Oasis Women’s Shelter in Alton.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.