Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

August 16, 2013

Norma Springer

Norma Jean Springer, a former Effingham resident, died at her home in Denton, Texas, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at De Berry Funeral Home in Denton, Texas, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of choice, in her memory.

Jean was born on Jan. 14, 1936, in Springfield, the daughter of John D. Cain and Norma J. (Althoff) Cain. Jean graduated from St. Anthony High School in 1954, and graduated as a RN from St. John’s Mercy in St. Louis. She married Donald W. Springer in Effingham on Oct. 18, 1958, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Effingham. She worked as an RN in Effingham, Elgin and Rockford until 1978.

In the late 70s, Jean developed a rare “adult onset” form of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) that progressively robbed her of her mobility. She also lost her vision and voice. Her strength through her progressive muscle-loss has inspired everyone who loves her. Both Jean and her husband have set a beautiful example for their children to follow. Jean will live on forever in our hearts. She can see us and we can hear her singing while she is dancing in Heaven.

She is survived by her husband, Don (Topper) of Denton, Texas; children, Donna J. Springer (Sue) of Addison, Texas, Debbie E. Evans-Lombe of Austin, Texas, David W. Springer of Garland, Texas, Dianne L. Springer (Linda) of Denton, Texas, Daniel W. Springer (Theresa) of Denton, Texas, and Dawn E. Jarusinsky (Ed) of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, David W. Springer (Samantha) of Jacksonville, Fla., Elaine M. Evans-Lombe of Austin, Texas, Megan N. Usrey (Travis) of Pottsboro, Texas, and Caitlyn P. Springer of Garland, Texas; grandbaby, Donald W. Springer of Denton, Texas, to be born in October 2013; two great-grandchildren, Braylin and Emily Usrey of Pottsboro, Texas.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James E. Cain; and son-in-law, David G. Evans-Lombe.

Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • 8-1 Omar Lira obit photo Omar Lira Omar Lira, 28, of Effingham, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Perryville, Missouri.A celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, Effingham. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial will be at

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Florey Ronald C. Florey, 67, of Beecher City, died at 1:53 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.Arrangements are incomplete at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City.

    August 1, 2014

  • Louis Rieman Louis Rieman, 83, of Wheeler, died at 8:12 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bishop Creek, with the Rev. Ken Rosswog celebrating

    August 1, 2014

  • 8-1 Paul Verdeyen obit photo Paul Verdeyen Paul A. Verdeyen, 53, of Mattoon, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Teutopolis. Visitation will be one

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Winona Rotramel Winona L. Rotramel, 92, of Effingham, died at 7:16 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    August 1, 2014

  • 8-1 Douglas Malcom obit photo Douglas Malcom Douglas Keith Malcom, 56, of Casey, formerly of Robinson and Olney, died at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.Graveside funeral services will be at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Washington Street Cemetery, Casey

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marietta Turner Marietta I. Turner of St. Elmo, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Aperion Care, St. Elmo.She was laid to rest at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Mason Cemetery. Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, assisted the family with arrangement

    August 1, 2014

  • 7-31 Damian Apke obit photo Damian Apke Damian Joseph “Joe”/”Spud” Apke, 73, of Effingham, died at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, surrounded by his family.The celebration of Joe’s life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with a graveside memori

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-31 Larry Crotser obit photo Larry Crotser Larry Lee Crotser, 72, of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Brownstown, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.A graveside service, under the direction of the Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, will be at noon Saturday at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown, with

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Omar Lira Omar Lira, 28, of Effingham, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Perryville, Missouri.Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    July 30, 2014

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.