Norma Jean Doty, 82 passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Riveroaks Health Care in Princeton, IN.
Norma was born January 20, 1931 in Ellery, IL. Her parents were George and Winnie (Woods) Chalcraft. She married Robert "Bob" Doty May 11, 1949 in Madisonville, KY and they were married for 63 years.
Norma was a member of the Mt. Carmel Church of Christ. She loved being a farmer's wife, gardening and bird watching. She loved camping and had traveled through all 50 states spending winters in Florida for the last 26 years. She sold Stanley Home Products for many years and was known as "The Stanley Lady". For several years she was involved in the girls 4-H as a leader and was a member of Home Extension. She enjoyed playing cards and board games, with Scrabble being her game of choice. She enjoyed hosting a family chowder gathering for over 30 years. Norma also played the piano and gave lessons. She had a beautiful singing voice.
She is survived by her husband; Bob of Bone Gap, IL, 4 daughters; Diana (Dennis) Daniel of Mt. Carmel, IL, Yvonne (Terry) Giese of Milwaukie, Oregon, Denise (Tim) Gill of Godfrey, IL, Shonda (Roger) Metcalf of Mt. Carmel, IL, 7 grandchildren; Dock (Kelsey) Daniel of Mississippi, Drew (Melinda) Daniel of Texas, Nathan (Nicole) Gill, Matthew Gill, Makenzie, Reece, and Brandi Metcalf all of Illinois, 5 great-grandchildren; Fagan, McHarg, Teagan, Emerson and Brynn.
Norma was preceded in death by; her parents, 2 brothers; Harold and Francis Chalcraft, 2 sisters; Allene Schmidt, Ruth Ewing, and one infant grandchild; Austin Metcalf.
Funeral service will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Church of Christ.
Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.