Norma "Mutsie" GREIF

January 1, 1938 ~ February 9, 2011

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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

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  1. To the entire Family, We are so sorry for your loss. What a great Mom you all had. I have a lot of memories of your mom at all my basketball games growing up. She really enjoyed the ballgames. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. God Bless

  2. So very sorry to hear about Mrs. Grief. Just want you all to know I'm thinking of you and sending much love your way.

  3. To the family of Mutsie Greif, I am so sorry for your loss. Mutsie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. I know all of you will always have fond memories of her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. So sorry to hear about your loss. Our fondest memories were always seeing her and the family at Church, the sports events and her famous score card notebook. Our prayers are for her and the family at this time.

  5. Dearest Rob and Family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts go out to you.

  6. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your mother was so admired by everyone in Farmington. What a wonderful example she was of motherhood. She will be greatly missed.

  7. Becky and the entire Grief family, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in your faith and many memories. Steve and Rhonda Pfister

  8. I was so saddened to hear about your moms passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed greatly. I remember all of the good times I had many years ago at her house. I will be thinking of your family in this time of sorrow.

  9. Greif Family, Your mother will be dearly missed by so many. She could always make you smile when you saw her. She loved you all so much. She was a treasure. Anne Wulfers-Crawford and family

  10. Greif family, You have my sympathy on this great loss. Mutsie was a great lady and will be missed. Treasure all of the wonderful memories you have of her.

  11. Dear Greif family, We are so saddened by the loss of Mutsie, but know that your faith will sustain you. We have fun memories of Mutsie setting the referees straight at sporting events, and always appreciated her kindness and hospitality to Katie.

  12. Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. Although I did not personally know her,I have over the years with Robby being in the same class as my daughter,seen and spoken with her.It is very evident that she loved her children and was there for them.I admire her for her ability to keep her family together and raise them to be outstanding citizens of their community.Sure it wasn't easy but one she thought important and did what she had to do.Although absent from you, you have the memories of times together and with her. Hold on to those for they can never be taken from you. Prayers from the Castors to your family during this time and in the days to come.

  13. My prayers and condolences are with you, the family. I have great memories of your mom and dad when I was stationed at St. Joseph's Parish. Mom's are special. May she be given the reward of eternal life.

  14. Roses are red violets are blue dont worry God is always with you We are very sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to you. We will keep your family in our prayers. Mustie will be dearly missed.

  15. We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. While watching the video tribute, I had tears in my eyes and smiling at the same time. We will always have those memories at St. Joe. She will be missed. Buddy, Jayne and family.

  16. oh Sarah,Jenny,Becky,Peggy,Deb,Robbie, and Cindy, I am so very sorry for Your loss and that I can't be there to hug you personally. Sweet Sarah, my eyes are filled with tears for you ESP. I know she was your best friend. Mutsie always made me feel like she was genuinely happy to see me, and made me miss my family, but rejoice in knowing all of you. Please know I'm praying for you!! Love n hugs Jayne

  17. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to all the family.May you find peace in knowing that she is celebrating with our God and looking down on all of you at this very moment.

  18. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Mother was an amazing person. Her passion for her family and faith was inspiring. May God bless and comfort you. Katie & Rod Rhodes

  19. I am so sorry for everyone. We lost a wonderful lady, mother, friend, grandmother, and #1 Knights Volleyball fan. Amongst other sporting events. You could always count on "Mutsie" to be right there supporting whatever was going on. All of the Greif's are in our prayers.

  20. We are so sorry to hear about your mom. All of you are with Tyler and me in our thoughts and prayers. Kim and Tyler Swart

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember many Sundays after church gathering at her house. It was always filled with love. She is watching all of you from above.

  22. One thing about Mutsie is that she threw great Christmas parties! Full of people, food and love. God Bless you all, Shelly, Darren and Matthew Mowrey

  23. We are so sorry for your loss. We feel blessed to have known Mutsie. She was a beautiful lady with a wonderful family. You are in our prayers. Shelly, Randy, Dustin & DeShay Tate

  24. Sarah and family – So sorry for your loss. Mutsie will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You are in our prayers.

  25. Greif family, Praise God!! She is finally at peace and with the Father in his heavenly home. What a wonderful legacy she leaves for all to witness. My prayers continue to be with you in the days ahead. There are so many wonderful memories for you all to share. Comfort each other often with these thoughts. Know that there are lots of us out here who are better people for having known your Mom and her spirit for life. My peace to all of you.

  26. so sorry for the loss of your mother. we know how much you and your children will miss are in our prayers.

  27. Dear Grief family, There are no words to make this time easier, but please know that your Mother will always be remembered as a wonderful lady to so many people. Her love for her family, and her church has made deep impressions on so many. I will miss sitting behind her at church on Sundays. God bless you each.

  28. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Mutsie was a wonderful Mother,wife, and friend. I will never forget her beautiful smile………….she lit up everyone's life just by being there. I will miss her. Love, Donna Kay

  29. I was so sorry to hear of Mutsie's passing. I know she will be missed by her children and grandchildren. I know she was always happy to be surrounded by family and friends. My deepest sympathy to everyone who loved and knew her. Warm regards, Carron

  30. Greif Family, my heart goes out to you all! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and may you find God's comfort and peace in your time of sorrow.

  31. Marty, We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Cindy and Clay

  32. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mutsi sure did raise a great family and we are all very blessed to have known her, your dad, and all of you. Love and prayers, Debby

  33. So sorry to hear of Mutsie's passing. She was a fine person and will be missed by many. All of the children have my deepest sympathy .

  34. Tim, Peggy, Alex, Zach, Jacob & Gracie: May you find comfort in knowing your mohter (grandmother) is resting in peace with our Heavenly Father. We are sorry for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you. You are blessed with many wonderful memories! She was an amazing woman who will be missed. God Bless! John & Michelle England

  35. Dear Family, We would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was just a neat, neat lady and we will always remember her with fondness and admiration for her spirit and love of family. You were indeed blessed to have such a wonderful lady! Our prayers are with you as you go through the days ahead! Albert and Karen

  36. My sister called to tell me about Mutsie. We both cried, and then we laughed as we re-told stories about Growing Up With the Griefs. Mutsie was like another mom to us (as if she needed more kids! ha!) She was a strong and wonderful woman!!! Sympathies, thoughts and prayers to all of you, and especially the Nice Club. love, karen

  37. My thoughts and prayers go to all of you during this time. The video is a great tribute, and I thank you for sharing these wonderful memories.

  38. My sympathies to a wonderful family. While it seems that our paths seldom crossed over the years, my parents, Joseph & Dolly Welker, always spoke very fondly of your mother. The video is amazing tribute. Always remember "Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted" Warmest regards, Mark

  39. Becky and the rest of the Greif family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May all the happy memories you have of her, comfort you through this difficult time. Marla Summers

  40. So sorry to hear of Mutsie's passing. She was a fine person and will be missed by many. All of the children have my deepest sympathy .

  41. Hi Cindy! I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May God grant you peace and may you feel His arms wrapped around you at this time… Love, Lisa LaPlante

  42. We are thinking of you all and praying for your Mother and everyone today. We are sorry, too, that we missed meeting such a life-giving person as we just saw the obituary last evening. Mom ("Sis" Clara Jansen Macke, wife of Lawrence Macke) was in Perryville yesterday and said she was remembering your Grandmother "Lizzie"; she drove up to Perryville with Jim and Rachel Elfrink for that visitation. I am sorry if I am not writing very clearly but know that even distant unknown relatives are thinking of you today. I am Jeanne Greene (Norma Jean Macke Greene) writing this for Mom and my sisters and brothers.

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