1927 - 2016

Norma Lea Carter, 89, of Greenbrier, Ark., formerly of Pekin, passed away at 2:12 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Greenbrier Nursing & Rehab Center.

Born Aug. 8, 1927, in Joplin, Mo., to Wayne and Beatrice Winters Roelofson, she married Wilford Neil Carter Aug. 18, 1946, in Pekin. He died Dec. 4, 2011, in Pekin.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Margie Gent, Betty Flier Bennet and Helen Adams; one brother Wayne Roelofson; and one nephew, Curtis Gent.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane (Roland) Hipsley of McIntosh, Fla., and Debbie (Dennis) Farlin of Bee Branch, Ark.; two grandchildren, Stephanie (Chris) Clements of Greenbrier, Ark., and Tiffany (Cody) Watkins of Bee Branch, Ark.; four great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Clements, Lacey Clements, Kayson Watkins and Rayce Watkins; one niece, Karen (Dave) Champlin of Pekin; one nephew, Phil Roelofson of Crystal Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

A homemaker, Norma was very musically gifted. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano and organ at Faith Baptist Church, where she was a longtime member.

She loved sewing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Mr. Kenneth Seest will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 612 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

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