Norma Call

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Norma Mary Call, nee Hayton, 90, of Belleville, IL, born August 1, 1932, in South Shields, England, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Moving to Belleville in the late 1970’s, Norma was a housekeeper to multiple families in the area. She was beloved by many and an active member in her British Ladies Club, The Queen’s Travelers. A loving mother and provider to her children, she is survived by her two sons, John Call and William Call, both of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Terence G. Klingele Children’s Home of Tanzania or donate directly here at Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Per Norma’s wishes, cremation services were held and she will be laid to rest at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



3 Comments on Norma Call

Erin Klingele Leedy said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2023 at 10:17 AM

Norma was a huge part of my life. She started helping my mom when I was 4 and I knew her for 45 years. What stands out is her resilience and her intellect. She was raised in a Catholic orphanage in England that she described as cruel and abusive. She moved to the US at 18 and created a new life. She was incredibly smart and a voracious reader. She held her own opinions. In a different time with different circumstance she could have done anything she wanted professionally. She was capable and resilient. She lived a modest life and formed real, lasting friendships. She raised her two sons on her own and she is survived my several grandchildren. I admired and respected Norma for who she was and I will miss her.

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  • California
Paula Ratliff said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2023 at 4:26 PM

Norma was one of the original members our British Club. We loved hearing her stories and having a cup of tea with her. Norma was a lovely soul and will be sadly missed.

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T.J. Klingele said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2023 at 3:50 PM

I have so many memories of Norma throughout my life. She never hesitated to tell me what I needed to hear. A truly beautiful soul. She is missed.

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