Norma L. Taylor, 89, of Bethalto, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at home with her family by her side.
She was born March 1, 1926, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Issac Frank and Dennie Pauline (Tinsley) Cornelson.
She married Robert F. Taylor on Nov. 28, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Okla. They celebrated 39 years of marriage before his death on Feb. 24, 1986.
Norma was a church and private kindergarten teacher at her home church and was a dorm director at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. She moved to Bethalto 14 years ago and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bethalto, where she taught Sunday School, worked on the decorating committee and on the kitchen committee and LIFT. She was an artist and she enjoyed crafts, making greeting cards and gardening.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and the Rev. Larry Rhodes of Bethalto and Judi and Jim Corwin of El Reno, Okla.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Andy and Misty Corwin, Jayci Corwin, Mike and Christine Berger and Teresa and Ben Bothman; and seven great-grandchildren, Baylee, Bethany, Davis, Tanner, C.J., Samantha and Paige.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; a sister, Jean Brymer; and a brother, Bob Cornelson.
Visitation and services were Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Chip Faulkner and Pastor Larry Rhodes officiating.
Burial will be in El Reno, Okla.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bethalto
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.