Norma J. Cartee, 88, of Owaneco passed away at 6:58 PM on Sunday January 25, 2015 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Taylorville. She was born on November 29, 1926 in Pana, Illinois, the daughter of Ernest Louis Page and Marguerite Alice Moomey Godat. On February 27, 1944 she married Charles August Cartee Jr. in Missouri. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1979. Norma previously worked at the Triangle Supper Club in Stonington, was a member of the Owaneco United Methodist Church, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children: Elizabeth Luttrell and husband Bill, of North Dakota, James Cartee and wife Cathy, of Elgin, Illinois, Cathy Bates and companion Jon Davis, of Taylorville, Mary Beth Smith and husband Homer Ramirez, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and David Cartee of Las Vegas, Nevada; Grandchildren: Jimmy Cartee and wife Renee, Jerry Selzer, Rebecca Mizeur and husband Mike, Jeremy Cartee and wife Lisa, Jeff Cartee and wife Lisa, and Sarah Tzakis and husband Andrew; 13 Great Grandchildren; Sisters: Mary Garnett and husband Robert, Elva Law and husband Harold, and Patricia Cook and husband James all of Greensboro, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson: John Cartee, and brothers: James Godat and Michael Godat.

A graveside service followed by burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 at the Owaneco Cemetery with Rev. Diwan Tiwade officiating. Memorials may be left to the Owaneco United Methodist Church. McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is assisting the Cartee family with arrangements.

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