Norma J. Hanks, 76, of Alton, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at VIP Manor in Wood River with her family by her side.
She was born June 25, 1938, in Alton, the daughter Mary (Porter) McDonald.
Norma worked at Owens Illinois Glass as a Selector. She was a hard-working woman who enjoyed country music, enjoying the outdoors sitting on her glider, and being the loving, caring mom she was, loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Norma is survived by two daughters, Debbie and Robert Lish of Rosewood Heights, and Kim Garrett of Alton; one son, Alan Hanks of Gillespie; seven grandchildren, Nikki Garrett, Dulcie and David Cargill, A.J. and Allana Hanks, and Aaron and Kassie French; nine great-grandchildren, Koby, Lexie, Jayda, Tremain, Zane, Trey, Avery, Amani and Isabella; two sisters, Joyce Hausman and Kaye Ivester; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, Jim McDonald; a great-grandson, Zander French; a close cousin, JoAnn Sydall; and two nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, with Chaplain Kip Knavel officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorials can be made in lieu of flowers to the family for final expenses.
Online condolences may be made at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.