Norma J. (Alexander) Foreman

Born: Wed., Dec. 23, 1931
Died: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Pittsfield Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Location: Nebo Church of Christ

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Norma Juanita Foreman, 86 of Nebo, Illinois passed away on Saturday October 13, 2018 at the Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo..  Norma was born  December 23, 1931 on a farm near Dixon, Missouri to Otto P. and Minnie C. Boucher Alexander.  She married her husband of over 63 years, Burdell Foreman on Easter Sunday, April 10, 1955 in Centralia, Missouri and he survives.

Norma attended grade school in Dixon, Missouri and was a 1949 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri.
Norma attended the University of Missouri for 2 years and transferred to the Washington University in St. Louis to complete her Registered Nursing Degree.  She started her nursing career at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. After a year she was asked to work at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Missouri.  She later worked for the Pike County Home Health Dept. and then Norma found her work home, going  to work at Illini Community Hospital for over 20 years.
After retiring she helped fill in at the University of Missouri Hospitals and clinics when they were shorthanded.  Norma was a nurse for over 40 years and still enjoyed getting together monthly with her retired nursing friends.

Norma will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Family was very important to her and family always came first.  She will be lovingly remembered for her homemade cinnamon rolls.  Norma also enjoyed gardening and canning.  She liked to crochet and was very interested in her family genealogy.  Norma was a longtime member of the Nebo Church of Christ.
She was also a member of the Pike County Home Extension and a past 4-H leader when her daughters were young.

Surviving are her husband, Burdell; two daughters Diana (Jim) Inman of Columbia, MO  and Elaine (Mike) Moore, of Columbia, MO; three grandchildren, Andrew (Krista) Moore of Columbia,  MO; Benjamin (Marybeth Wilson) Moore of Dillon, Montana; Alison (Tyler Sims) Moore of Columbia, MO;  one great- grandchild Abigal Moore.  Also surviving are one brother Ronald (Phyllis) Alexander, of Marshall, MO and two sisters Marilyn (Richard) Hamilton of Hallsville, MO; Carolyn Marshall of O’Fallon, Mo.  
She was preceded in the death by her parents and one brother, Maurice Alexander.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 20,2018 at the Nebo Church of Christ in Nebo, IL.  Interment will follow at the Nebo Cemetery.  There will be a visitation from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Friday, October 19, 2019 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, ILL. Memorials are suggested to the Nebo Church of Christ.  Online condolences may be  left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Norma's memory to the following organization:

Nebo Church of Christ

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I. Keyes
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Burdell, Diane, Elaine family and friends I am sorry for your loss. Nothing can prepare us for grief we experience when we lose someone dear to our heart. Your tears don’t go unnoticed by God. God has promise to wipe away our tears, as well as sickness, pain, and death in the future. (Revelation 21:3,4). For free encouraging scriptures please visit: We all look forward to welcome our love ones back to the earth Psalms 37:29. Please accept my condolence at this difficult time.

Dee & Lisa Vanderburg
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
Dianna & family,
We just found out that your mother had taken a turn for the worse & died over the weekend. We wish we had known her better, she was obviously a very good nurse and 4 H leader. We know you have lots of wonderful memories to hold onto. We send your all hugs.
Dee & Lisa Vanderburg

Pensacola Florida Friends
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018

We are praying for you and your family. May you all find comfort in your sweet memories of Mrs. Norma.

Kevin Jackson, Jeff Hatch, Roger & Cole Commander

David, Cathy, & Derrick Henderson
   Posted Thu October 18, 2018
Mr. Foreman & family...our deepest condolences to you all! She was very sweet intelligent woman. I enjoyed setting with her one evening, as David & Mr. Foreman where outside talking about deer, looking at many beautiful pictures her grandson sent from in Montana. RIP our friend!

Leecia Hillebrenner
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
Mrs. Foreman was my nurse at Illini when I had one of my children. She was an excellent nurse, knowledgeable and professional. I am also a class mate of Diana's. My deepest sympathies to the family, I am sure she will be greatly missed.

Lynn Phillips
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Norma was a wonderful person, My prayers are with you and your families

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