Norma Drayer

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Norma M. Drayer, nee Montgomery, 79, of Fairview Heights, IL, born March 11, 1939, in Salem, IL, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at her residence surrounded by family.

Norma was a teacher for Belleville Public School District #118. She loved her job and her teaching career spanned over three decades.  She was a member of P.E.O., Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter Sorority, a member and former board member of the St. Clair County Historical Society, and a member of O’Fallon First United Methodist Church.  Norma loved Broadway, theater, good food, shopping, and traveling with her husband, Fred.  Her family was most important to her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Lt. Col. Fred P. Drayer, USAF Ret.; a stepdaughter, Valerie Holden; her parents, Bill and Virginia, nee Milor, Montgomery; her brother, Bill Montgomery; and two brothers-in-law, John Gillmore and John McClellan.

Surviving are her children, Bruce Gaston, Angie (John) Kinney, and their son, and special grandson to Norma, Elliot Kinney, Nicole Drayer, Michele Mullaney, and Suzanne (Michael) Scott;
five grandchildren, Victoria DeChane, Marissa (DJ) Martel, Marcus Drayer and Megan and Krista Mullaney;
two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Asher Martel;
a brother, John (Medessa) Montgomery;
and two sisters, Juanita McClellan and Ginger Gillmore;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County Historical Society, to the P.E.O. Scholarship Fund, or First United Methodist Church Funeral Luncheon Fund, O’Fallon, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Donald Long officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



1 Comment on Norma Drayer

Kathy Schell said : Guest Report Jul 20, 2018 at 2:15 AM

Sister-In-Law, Glenda Montgomery living in KY sends her condolences to the family.

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