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Norma Jean Obert

Norma Jean Obert

Norma Jean Obert age 92, of Quincy died on Friday, December 16, 2022, in Good Samaritan Home. Norma was born in Payson, IL on June 20, 1930, a daughter of Noah Meloy and Eleanor Agatha (Peter) Stahl. She was married to Kenneth Henry Obert on April 30, 1949, at St. Mary Catholic Church in LaGrange, MO, Kenneth preceded her in death on March 8, 1998.

Norma was a 1948 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. Norma was a very hard worker; gardening and yardwork were two of her favorite past-times. Decorating her yard for Christmas was an annual holiday tradition.

She liked playing cards, attending card parties and she bowled for many years. Times with her family were always treasured. Norma enjoyed socializing and until recently had met monthly with a group of her high school friends.

Survivors include her two children: Diane J. Ruff of Columbia, MO and Kenneth L. (Janice K.) Obert of Quincy, IL.
Five grandchildren, Jamie (Ryan) Gilliland of California, MO; Jeri Ruff of Columbia, MO; Kenneth R. (Barbara) Obert of Springfield, IL; Andrea (Travis) Shelton; Amy (Adam) Mrugacz all of Edwardsville, IL. Great Grandchildren, Matthew, Maggie, and Quincy Gilliland; Kaylee, Eleanor, and Gabrielle Obert; Kathryn, Madelyn, and Andrew Shelton; Michael and Mia Mrugacz. Her siblings, Virginia Brinkman; Meloy (Theresa) Stahl; Joan Cannady; Kathleen Dietrich and Florence (Norbert) Dreyer. A brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leroy (Delores) Obert and Anna Mae Liggett. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law Douglas Ruff; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Gilliland; and four that were stillborn Grace, Samuel, James Gilliland and Vivian Mrugacz, a sister and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on the Obert and Stahl sides of the family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with Rev. Steven Arisman. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Grade School or Quincy Notre Dame. Service arrangements are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Messages may be shared with the family at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Rebecca Hedrick
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Condolences on Norma; she was such a nice lady. I bowled many years ago on her team and she was a fun and forthright person. I enjoyed knowing her.
From:
Kristy Jeffers
Barry, IL
Comments:
Enjoyed our visit with you at the Village Inn Restaurant on Wednesday mornings. R.I.P Aunt Normie.
From:
Bill Durst
Mesa, AZ
Comments:
Great lady . Always enjoyed talking with her
From:
Barbara Hayden
Liberty, NE
Comments:
Norma was a dear friend, I bowled. with her many years She was the person that got me involved golfing at K&C. We were not good golfers but had fun trying. .
From:
Lois Begeman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
From:
Cindy S
Payson, IL
Comments:
Norma and I shared our live of canning our garden goods! She was one of the hardest working ladies I had the pleasure to know. My deepest condolences
From:
Eileen Malone
Kinderhook, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss! We are missing a good card player! We enjoyed many an afternoon playing cards with Norma!
From, Bill & Cindy Deters, Barb Frericks and Bobby & Eileen Malone & family
From:
Neal Hemming
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Diane, so sorry for your loss. It’s especially hard to loose a loved one around the holidays. You and your family are in our prayers. A co-worker from Moormans.
From:
LuAnn Hammersland
Ossian, IA
Comments:
We are sorry to hear about Kenny’s mom. God’s blessings to all.