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Norma Elaine Gaddis

Norma Elaine Gaddis, 89 of Streator passed away Thursday morning (April 21st) at her home.

A visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 – 12noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12noon the funeral home with Rev. William Callister officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Thomas “TJ” Gaddis, Jacob Gaddis, Bill Schubert and Bernie Minkler, great-grandsons, Joshua Williams and Jordan Flex.

Norma was born on February 21, 1927 in Streator to Thomas and Irene (Hart) Hornsby.  She married Stanley Artman in July of 1946.  He preceded her in death in November of 1963.  She later married Donald Gaddis on December 31, 1964.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 1998.

Surviving are daughter Dayle Minkler of Streator, son Donald (Angie Olivares) Gaddis of Spring Valley, son-in-law, Ron Lorey of Streator, 8 grandchildren, Julie Lauritson of Normal, Jayne Williams of Hunting Beach, CA, Bill Schubert of Streator, Bernie Minkler of Streator, Krista Skien of Bushnell, Thomas “TJ” Gaddis , Jacob Gaddis of Peru and Vanessa Olivares  of Spring Valley, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, brother, Don (Shirley) Hornsby of Lake Wales, FL, sisters, Shirley Sullivan of Streator, Carol (Tom) Delheimer of Norman, OK, Pam (Clarence) Papenburg of Blackstone and Linda Kinkin of Streator and several nieces and nephews.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, daughter Sally Lorey and son Stanley Artman, and a brother Thomas Wayne Hornsby in infancy.

Norma was educated in Streator Schools.  During her teen years she volunteered at the Streator Canteen serving sandwiches and coffee to the men in uniform who traveled on the Santa Fe.  In her younger years, Norma enjoyed going with her husband Don to auctions, traveling the United States to visit family and working in her yard and flower beds.  She was a long time member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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