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Norma Marie Greene

January 24, 1924 — February 16, 2024

Norma Marie Greene

Norma Marie Greene, age 100, passed away on February 16, 2024, at her home at Cedarhurst of Farmington. Norma was born to Paul and Pearl (Nethington) Greene on January 24, 1924. She graduated from Bonne Terre High School in 1942 and went to work for St. Joe Lead Company that same year. She worked there, first in Bonne Terre and later in Viburnum, until 1979, retiring after 37 years of service.

Norma loved dogs, travel, photography, playing cards and games, and spending time with her extended family. For many years, she spent summers in Beulah, Michigan, with her sister Arlita at the family cottage, Periwinkle On-the-Hill. Even as she lost most of her vision to macular degeneration, Norma continued to enjoy traveling with her family, visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina annually for many years.

Normie, as she was known to her nieces and nephew, and the many cousins of the next generation, was an excellent hostess. She hosted New Year’s Eve parties for family and friends for more than 60 years, and weekly card games that spanned five generations. Her welcoming spirit and sense of humor made everyone comfortable at her home.

Norma is survived by nieces, Paula (Ray Lynn) Wampler of Farmington, MO, Laurie (Paul) Caszatt Cook of Owosso MI, Amy (Tommy) Caszatt Barnes of Rugby TN; nephew, Bradley (Jennifer) Caszatt of Manchester MI; great-nephews and -nieces, Doug (Janeesha) Brewster, Gordon Wampler, Todd (Miranda) Wampler, Bailey (Thomas) Cook Leppert, Isaac Cook, Hannah (Andrew Teed) Caszatt, Logan Caszatt, Miranda Caszatt and Braeden Caszatt; cousin, Theresa Wills along with many other cousins, great-great nephews, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister Doris; brothers, Donald and Darwin Greene; sister, Arlita Caszatt; niece Donita Cash; good friend and traveling companion Lois Ann Meyer; beloved dogs Phoebe, Bridget, Punken, Sassy, and Gracie.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Cedarhurst of Farmington, Heart & Soul Hospice, Dr. William Johnson, Tabitha Murphy, and Bonne Terre neighbors Mark Marler and Charleen Bullock for their caring help that brightened Norma’s days. They also wish to thank her longtime friend from her days in Beulah, Bill Shields, for the daily phone calls that Norma looked forward to receiving.

Per her wishes, there will be no memorial service. Decades ago, she made the decision to donate her body to the Washington University School of Medicine.

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