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Mrs. Norma "Mutsie" Jean 'Welker' Greif passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Farmington, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 8 days. Norma was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Perryville, MO., & was the daughter of Glenton Welker and Elizabeth 'Macke' Welker. Also preceding-in-death were: her husband, Robert Eugene Greif, Sr., (1987); 3 Sisters: Myrna Thomas; Gert Hudson & Barbara Simpson. 5 Brothers: Dick Welker; Bob Welker; Joseph Welker; Eugene Hart & Rod Hart.
Norma was united in marriage on Jan. 17, 1959, to Robert Eugene Greif, Sr., in Perryville, MO. He preceded her in death in 1987. Norma was a longtime, faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington. She was an avid sports fan who often knew more than the officials ! Norma opened the doors at Farmington Community Hospital, working there as an ICU nurse for many years. She was an avid reader and volunteered at the Thrift Store. Mutsie loved watching her grandchildren !
Survivors Include her children : Cindy (& Peter) Maher, of Cape Girardeau; Debby (& Jerry) Hulsey, of Desloge; Marty (& Butch) Colvin, of Farmington; Jenny (& Blaine) Davault, of Farmington; Becky (& Elliott) Shostak, of University City, MO; Peggy (& Tim) Bone, of Farmington; Robbie (& Amy) Greif, Jr., of Farmington, & Sarah Greif, of Farmington. 2 Sisters: Margie (& Ron) Heck, of Trenton, IL; Marie "Pete" Voelker, of Perryville. Also surviving are 21 Grandchildren: Liam Maher; Andy Fox; Lucas Hulsey; Nick Hulsey; Sam Hulsey; Frankie Hulsey; Joe Hulsey; Matt Herbst; Jessica Mattingly; Eric Herbst; Kelsey Davault; Connor Davault; Ben Shostak; Aidan Shostak; Alex Greif; Zach Greif; Jacob Bone; Gracie Bone; Emily Greif; Molly Greif and Nate Greif. 5 Great-Grandchildren and many Special Friends.
Visitation : Sunday, 2-8 p.m, with a ROSARY at 6:00 p.m. Visitation resumes Monday, 6:30 - 9 a.m.
Funeral Mass : Monday, 10:00 a.m., Feb. 14, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Farmington, with Fr. Ricky Valleroy officiating.
Interment follows at New Calvary Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials may be made to : St. Vincent dePaul Society