The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 13, 2014

Norma June (Crumbliss) Childress

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Norma June (Crumbliss) Childress, 82, was born in Buckner, Mo., to Ernest and Cecil Crumbliss, on Feb. 16, 1928. She died April 10, 2014, in Webb City, Mo.

Norma was married to Virgil Childress in Miami, Okla., and their union produced two children who survive, Carl Childress, of Neosho, and Mary Childress, of Joplin. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Josh Childress, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ryan Childress, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Freda Lawrence and Barbara Bower, both of Twin Falls, Idaho; two brothers, Leroy Crumbliss, of Twin Falls, and Melvin Crumbliss, of Tucson, Ariz. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Ray and Paul Crumbliss; and one sister, Sandra Wallin, of Tucson.

Norma spent her career in caring for the sick and dying and retired from St. John's Hospital in Joplin in 1990.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at the King Cemetery, Chaplain Danny Mullins will officiate. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Monday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in memory of Norma to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Association in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

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