Mrs. Norma Ruth Shockley, age 86, formerly of Benton; passed away at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
Visitation services will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4th at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. After visitation services a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, conducted by the Benton American Legion Auxiliary.
On Sunday, September 5th there will be a Memorial Luncheon at 1:00 p.m., in Honor of Mrs. Norma Ruth Shockley, at the Benton American Legion Post #280, for her family and friends.
Private family burial will take place at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.
Norma Ruth Shockley was born on January 3, 1935, in Sesser, IL, the daughter of Walter Martin and Nina (McBride) Martin. She married Clinton Eugene Shockley on April 3, 1953. They were married for 51 years until his death on February 14, 2005.
Norma worked and retired from Wal-Mart in West City.
She enjoyed working at the Benton Grade School K-4 with the Foster Grandparents Program. She was the first foster grandparent in Benton, and was known to the teachers and students as Grandma Norma.
Norma was a dedicated member of the Benton American Legion Auxiliary, serving in every capacity along with her late friend Freda Broadway. She enjoyed helping Veterans and the American Legion Auxiliary.
When not volunteering or working, Mrs. Shockley enjoyed flower gardening, boating, camping, spending time with family; especially spending time with her grandkids.
Mrs. Shockley is survived by her four children: Patricia Loboda of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Pamela Baxley of Riverview, Florida, Martin Shockley and wife Terri of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Michael Shockley and wife Lesa of Benton; four grandchildren: Nikki Baxley, Mandi Baxley, Aaron Shockley, Nate Shockley and wife Katie; three great-grandchildren: Everett, Maverick, and Jett; a sister Dee Hanon of Tuscon, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother Jack Martin; a sister Janice Wheatley; and two nephews Shane Wheatley and Dave Hanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton American Legion Auxiliary; and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.
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