Norma J. Brinkman
Norma J. Brinkman, age 79, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on June 4, 1940 in Hurdland, Missouri, the daughter of John Henry and Grace (Howerton) Kaufman. Norma married Richard Brinkman on March 3, 1962. He preceded her in death on April 6, 2004.
Mrs. Brinkman worked at Motorola for many years. However, she was primarily a homemaker and caregiver to her family.
Norma loved gardening and her flowers. She enjoyed birdwatching and fixing things around her house. She liked to read, newspaper comic strips, buying jewelry on QVC, and watching American Pickers.
She is survived by:
FOUR CHILDREN: Lori Wolverton of Tulsa, OK; Mary VanKirk and her husband Richard of San Diego, CA: Richard L. Brinkman and his wife Kyla of Fowler, IL; and Thomas Alan Brinkman of Quincy.
TEN GRANDCHILDREN: Amanda Cannon, Amber Allensworth, Zachary Wolverton and his wife Elizabeth; Jared VanKirk, Sara Burdett and her husband Josh; Madelyn VanKirk, Scott Brinkman, Tyler Brinkman, Kaylin Brinkman and Hannah Brinkman.
SEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Devon Cannon, Aiden Cannon, Savanna Nehf, Isaac Allensworth, Alex Wolverton; Ian Burdett and Ellowen Burdett.
Brother: Lester Kaufman and his wife Marilyn
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband and four siblings: Elmer, Melvin, Marion and Dorothy along with her husband Marion Kluche.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at1:00 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of the services. Memorial may be made to the family.
- So sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. I didn’t spend a lot of time with her, but I have a few memories of good times when I did. I’m Lester’s sister-in-law.
Mary Jo Vankirk
San diego, CA
- Im so very glad I got to spend a week doing fun things with mom. She loved to shop, eat, and play lots of games. We took walks, cleaned, took lots of pictures. I'll treasure that time forever. Love you mom
- I knew Norma from Novelty,Mo. we were classmates. Sorry for your loss.
- The world lost a very special lady. From the first time I met her she made me feel like I was family.
I will miss her.
Rest In Peace Aunt Norma.