Norma Newsom

Norma Newsom
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Norma J. Newsom, nee Crews, 80, of Belleville, IL, born November 16, 1935, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Newsom was a cashier at many local grocery stores including A&P, and later Tri-City, Tom Boy at Wade Square in Belleville, IL, and Shop ‘N Save.  She was a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens Club and was an avid bingo player.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Imogene, nee Weinhoffer, Crews; and one sister, Anna May Coke, nee Lindburg.

Surviving are her husband of nearly 63 years, Kenneth E. Newsom, whom she married on March 7, 1953;
her son, Richard E. (Samantha) Newsom of Trenton, IL;
two grandchildren, Ashley (David) Love of Madison, MS,
and Zachary Montague of Trenton, IL;
two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Christian Love;
a brother, Larry Crews Sr. of Tilden, IL;
a sister, Marion Gerald of Marissa, IL;
a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Peggy) Robinson of Coulterville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the funeral home.  Cremation will follow the services.

Condolences Left For Norma Newsom

I will always remember Aunt Norma as being bubbly and happy. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. You have my deepest sympathies. May God give you peace, strength and comfort.

Betty Stone, , ,

Sorrey for your loss
ill miss her going on trips with psop
sylvia miles/Hoffmann

sylvia miles/Hoffmann, Belleville, Illinois, 62226

I will miss seeing you Aunt Norma! I know that you are in a better place. I could see the peace of God all over you the last night I saw you. I will always remember combing your hair as a little girl and even combing your hair in your hospital bed. We had grown so close. Taking you and mom to different places and out to each month will be memories that I will cherish. May the Lord comfort Uncle Kenny & Richie.

Clara Taylor, marissa, il, 62257

I will never forget the time I sat with you at the table at Swansea improvement hall listening to cactus moon. I know you are in a better place. I will miss you.

Cynthia, Swansea, Illinois, 62226


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