Ina Ellen Norris 92, of Taylorville, IL died at 9:15 am Monday, May 19, 2014 at her residence.

She was born December 31, 1921 in Ramsey, IL the daughter of Melvin Richard and Lilly Berniece Sanders Ishmael. On May 2, 1954 she married Paul S. Norris, Sr. in Taylorville. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1981. She was a housewife, dedicated mother, and farm wife. She loved cooking, baking, gardening, bingo, her flower beds, and crafts. She made her house a home that showed her family love in every way. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, and Christian County Farm Bureau.

Surviving are her children: Linda Linenfelser and husband Tom of Quincy, Sandra Smith and husband Les of Taylorville, Sheila Riva and husband Wesley of Kincaid, and Paul Norris and wife Cindy of Taylorville. Grandchildren: Jacob Linenfelser, Eric Linenfelser, Leigh Linenfelser, Ronald Smith, Jill Wilson, Andrew Smith, Sarah Norris, Rosie Altersberger, Mitzi Altersberger, and Victor Altersberger. There are 8 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, and 4 Step Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Brothers: Russell Ishmael, Laverne “Bernie” Ishmael, and Sisters, Donna West, Evelyn Maryfield, and Betty Oliver.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday in McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. There will be a prayer service 3:45 pm.

Memorials may be made to: Catholic Daughters of America, C/O Marilyn Barrett, 609 S. Webster, Taylorville, IL or Meals on Wheels, C/O Nora Vuicich, 701 West Adams, Taylorville, IL 62568

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