Lucia Marie Norris
Godfrey | Wednesday, February 11 2015
Lucia Marie Norris, 72, passed away at 8:25 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at her residence.
She was born in Alton, IL on August 10, 1942 the daughter of the late Lucian and Marie (Folmer) Laird. On May 6, 1967, she married Thomas L. Norris. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2013.
Lucia worked as a kindergarten teacher for the Bethalto school district for 15 years. After retiring, she worked at McConahey's Flowers and Eckert's Apple Orchard in Grafton, where she led school field trips. She was a member of College Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday school teacher. She participated in the Presbyterian Women's Group, Mariner's, AAUW, and the Red Hat Society. Lucia enjoyed being a girl/cub scout leader, spending time with her grandchildren, collecting turtles, and reading.
She is survived by two sons, David Norris of Alton and Stephen (Melissa) Norris of Fairfield, OH; one daughter, Sarah (Jim) Crause of Godfrey; four grandchildren, Michael Baum, Jack and Sam Norris, and Charlotte Crause; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Church of Grant Fork, IL and Penny (Jeff) Underwood of Jerseyville; a brother-in-law, Buddy Marchiori of Bethalto; along with several nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Cherie Moore of St. Louis.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jeff Laird; her mother and father in law, Robert and Freda Norris; and two sisters, Barbara Marchiori and Bonnie Norris.
Visitation will be at 10 am until time of memorial service at 12 pm on Monday, February 16, 2015 at College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton with Reverend Dale Jackson officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to 5 A's Animal Shelter, College Avenue Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund, and the Oasis Women's Shelter in Alton.
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home